You are the only one here
100 x 87 cm
Not For Sale
You are the only one here is a performance set inside a one-person video call. Inside the call, the performer and her mirror image are tracked as two separate people by a machine learning algorithm. As they move closer toward each other, their two bodies combine into one, and the algorithm creates an abstract shape based on the combined body’s movements. A meditation on virtual presence in the pandemic era, You are the only one here dives into the solitary moments people experience online just before joining video calls. Rather than watch her virtual self sit quietly, the performer meets her counterpart inside the online waiting room for an unexpected playful interlude.
Exhibitions with this piece
Welcome to Concrete House .art which features curated pavilions and an exhibition of digital artists selected through an open call. The curated pavilions include Ars Electronica’s partners, .ART’s artist in residence Medina Kasimova and a selection of work from .ART’s and Arlekin Players Theatre’s collaborative project ZeroGravity.art, directed by Igor Golyak and featuring the renowned choreographer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov. Concrete House .art participants join the space for playful reflections on the creation of virtual environments.