How do we trust each other online? Do you need to see my eyes?
Or do we need to touch? How do we trust as networking bodies?
Tele_Trust creates an engaging agora, researching new parameters for online trust. It faces us with a paradox: while in our changing social eco-system we increasingly demand transparency, we cover our bodies with personal communication techno-
logy. In a visual, poetic way, Tele_Trust researches emotional and social tension in our contemporary hybrid cities - between visibility, presence, privacy and trust.
Tele_Trust networked performance-installation takes place in dynamic
city semi-public spaces, like train station, museum, festival.
Here the audience meets in an interactive DataVeil.
This DataVeil is a tangible body interface for 'scanning online trust':
DataVeil. The DataVeil is a full body covering garment, Gender neutral, and
One size fits all. Its design is inspired by eastern and western traditions, like a monks’ habit, a burqa, Darth Vader, and a 'trustworthy' chalk stripe business suit.
When wearing the DataVeil it functions as a second skin. Flexible, invisible touch sensors woven into the smart fabric of the veil, transform your body into an intuitive, tangible interface. It is a a membrane for scanning an intimate, networking body experience:
Smartphone App connecting smartphone to a DataVeil.
Can I touch you now? By touching your body in the DataVeil, you meet strangers online through their smartphones. Inside the DataVeil you may be unidentifiable but before ‘disappearing’ your portrait is added to an online database. By gently caressing their screens, anonymous smartphone users worldwide can unveil your face online. In an intimate body experience and real time audio, you share emotions and statements of trust, about the questions: Am I here with you? Who is watching who? Who is controlling who? In what identity and in whose body?
The interactive wearable DataVeil creates a disruptive social system for an innovative, embodied and reflective social encounter. In an ongoing process, user generated content is continuously added to the Tele_Trust database.
With the DataVeil the artists collect knowledge about ‘privacy’ and ‘trust’ in different social-geographical cultures. Stories from different cities weave
together into an exchanging narrative -
Everyone can wear a DataVeil.
Tele_Trust performance-installations 2009-2012:
2011 ISEA 2011 Istanbul 'UNCONTAINABLE & Untitled’, Cumhuriyet Art Gallery / Sabanci University Curators: Lanfranco Aceti, Nina Zcgledy. Parallel programm Biennale Istanbul 2011
2012 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 'Augment It!'. Curators: Margriet Schavemaker, Hendrik Folkerts
2009 V2_Lab for UnstableMedia. Curators: Michel van Dartel, Alex Adriaansens
2010 Banff Center - New Media Institute Canada. Curators: Nina Zcgledy, Marcus Neustetter, Michelle Kasprzak
2011 Festival a/d Werf & PSI Utrecht, Curator: Rainer Hofmann, Renée Copraij
2010 De Balie 'ElectrSmog' Amsterdam. Curator: Eric Kluitenberg
2010 ADA-network Dunedin New-Zealand
2009 Waag Society for Old&New Media Amsterdam. Curator: Lucas Evers
2011Technical University of Delft. Curator: Caroline Nevejan, Frances Brazier
2011 Kasa Gallery & Sabanci University Istanbul: Curator: Lanfranco Aceti
2009 Lumineus Amersfoort. Curator: Annelou Evelein, Patricia Deiters
2009 Tschumi-Pavillion Groningen. Curator: Marinus de Vries
2009 Exposorium Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Curator: Hendriekje Bosma
2010 Gogbot Enschede. Curator: Kees de Groot
2011 ARTEZ Studium Generale
Tele-Trust on conferences:
2010 Shanghai World-Expo 2010 at Dutch Cultural Center by Mobile City
(Martijn de Waal en Michiel de Lange) & Virtueel Platform
2012 TEDx Silkroad Istanbul by Ferhan Cook
2012 Amber conference Istanbul
2012 Tasie Art&Science Tsinghua University Beijing
2010 Sonic-Acts Xlll Amsterdam
2010 Leonardo@ARS-ELECTRONICA Linz
2011 PSI and University of Utrecht Camillo 2.0
2011 University of Amsterdam and NIMK Amsterdam The Bodily Turn
2011 University of Utrecht Vrede of Utrecht / Utrecht Interactive
2010 Artists-in-residency BNMI Canada
2011-2012 Artists-in residency IASPIS Stockholm
Technical design in collaboration wit V2_lab for unstable media Rotterdam.
The DataVeils visual design parameters were developed with 'Jasmijn' Islam women support group from Maroc, Algeria Egypt en Groningen (NL). To work further these parameters we worked in close collaboartion with fashion designer AZIZ Amsterdam. Thank you.
Istanbul ISEA 2011 and SICA NLTR400
Tele_Trust was succesfully shown at ISEA 2011 Istanbul during the Istanbul Bienale. During this inspirational period, we exchanged and worked with designers, Lanfranco Aceti, artist Bulent Evren; and thanks to the Sandberg@DutchMediafund, SICA NLTR400 and Fund BKVB, we developed a new 'DataVeil' called: 'Saving Face'. This work is shown in Istanbul during the 400 years Dutch-Turkish trade jubilee 2012 and Tasie Beijing China.
Developed as research group member of the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK):‘ARTI’ Artistic research, Theory & Interpretationby Professors Marijke Hoogenboom and Henk Borgdorff. http://www.ahk.nl/en/research-groups/art-practice/marijke-hoogenboom/
With many thanks for great production management by Mart van Bree!
With generous support of:
Mondriaan Fund: Interregeling & International Presentations & research grant.
Lumineus Amersfoort; AFK Amsterdam;
V2_Lab for unstable media; Banff Center Canada, Consulate of Istanbul.