Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in |

Conceived as both a conceptual and bodily homage to Alan Turing, the project elaborated by the Quimera Rosa group, Oscar Martín and Víctor Mazón Gardoqui celebrates the centenary of the English mathematician’s birth with a performative installation that seeks to update and reverse the famous Turing test. While the original test aims at distinguishing human from artificial computer intelligence, in a reverse Turing test, human subjects either imitate conversional machine features or machines test Human’s humanness. In this project, human subjects and machines are deliberately fused by using bodily communication vectors beyond language and cognition. The SXK Turing Test proposes a multi-sensorial conversation via a soft (s)exoskeleton between two physically separated participants, augmented by computer input. It combines so different vectors such as heartbeat, galvanic response, muscular tension, temperature, humidity, vibration, touch and sound – while other visitors are turned into voyeurs of abstract projected data.  Is the ‘other’ one is sensually interacting with is really existing as a unique person? Can we still define ourselves as being distinct from technological interfaces? Or may we learn to know ourselves in a different way than through the recognition of otherness? The SXK Turing Test seeks to provide a corporeal experience how the binary code has infected physical existence and that we may be concerned as well by the artificiality of life than by artificial intelligence.
http://sexoskeleton.tumblr.com

Sobre los autores

Quimera Rosa (Cecilia Puglia y Yann Rey). Se trata de un laboratorio de experimentación e investigación centrado en las políticas de género post-identitarias. Por medio de la Performance interdisciplinar, basada en la interacción cuerpo/tecnología, sus obras muestran identidades transformadas por diferentes tipos de prótesis. Con órganos desplazados y modificados, estos cuerpos cyborgs dibujan nuevas formas de relaciones que de-construyen nuestros procesos identitarios. Sus trabajos se han exhibido en museos, centros de arte, festivales, universidades, calles, documentales.
www.quimerarosa.tumblr.com

Víctor Mazón es programador, diseñador de interfaces y dispositivos electrónicos. Performer AV/Sound Art. Su obra, exhibida en museos, galerías y festivales, hace referencia a exposiciones, seminarios e intervenciones mediante el uso de sonido, luz y dispositivos electrónicos.
www.victormazon.com

Oscar Martín es programador y músico experimental bajo el paradigma “open source”. Colabora como compositor y diseñador de interactividad en piezas de danza, performance e instalaciones. Co-editor de la revista “ursonate fanzine” y perteneciente al colectivo “minipimer.tv”.
www.noconventions.mobi/noish