Emma Bäcklund and Hamish MacPherson | As part of "Performing Dawns" curated by Tom Lovelace. Both online and exhibited at Hoxton Gallery, London, UK, January 2021.
Excerpts from a six hour Zoom conversation exploring ephemerality, face hijacking, holograms, skin hunger, transhumanism, positive exhaustion, finiteness, doppelgängers, gender and technology, digital legacy, reverse care, self-curation and more..
We are curiously exploring the format of a long durational dialogue, experimentation and improvisation as work and what it means to share private thoughts, perspectives and ideas to the public. By choosing not to communicate by showing our faces, the fragmented, camouflaged and ephemeral body comes into focus. The idea of making ourselves exhausted by duration aim to question the image of the body and the digital bones and ghosts we leave behind.
Hamish and Emma have worked together since 2018 through performance and publication.