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The Director of the Arts Administration program at Boston University, Lanfranco Aceti is proud to announce, Sound Politics. . Sound Politics is a curated project that includes two performances, Duty and Untitled for Cyborg String Quartet, by Australian artist Michaela Davies.
These pieces explore the application of electric muscle stimulation (EMS) to musical composition and performance. MIDI compositions created by the artist are used to trigger custom-built EMS devices that send electrical impulses to performers’ muscles. These impulses generate specific involuntary movements, causing the performers to ‘play’ their instruments.
The performances explore the complexities of contemporary living in an ‘electrified’ and ‘engineered’ age where the will of the people appears to be determined by involuntary reactions to electronically mediated stimuli.
This performance is part of THE SOCIAL, the International Biennial Conference of Visual Culture. f you wish to support the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and its art programs we have a Kickstarter for the artworks at this link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mocc/the-body-of-the-people?ref=user_menu