ATOM-r’s Kjell Theory / Prologue

Date(s) - October 26, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kjell Theøry / Prologue is an in-progress Augmented Reality (AR) performance juxtaposing the historical narrative of gay computing pioneer Alan Turing’s forced chemical castration with algorithmic mutations of Guillaume Apollinaire’s 1917 play, The Tits of Tiresias. In Apollinaire’s text, for which he coined the term surrealism, a woman named Theresa transforms into the blind, male prophet Tiresias, and her husband gives birth to 40,049 babies. As In The Works artists, ATOM-r has been developing a live work incorporating eye-tracking software and augmented reality tattoos to investigate queer technologies, the performativity of gender, and the poetics of blindness and sight.