Performance & Installation
Amsterdam - Banff Canada - Dunedin NZ - Shanghai - Rotterdam - Helsinki - Utrecht - Groningen - Enschede - Istanbul - Den Haag - Frankfurt - Berlin
SUPPORTED BY: Mondriaan Fund; Lumineus Amersfoort; AFK Amsterdam; V2_Lab for unstable media; Banff Center Canada, Consulate of Istanbul. CO-PRODUCED BY: V2_Lab for unstable media Rotterdam, AZIZ Amsterdam, Mart van Bree, Erwin Slegers, Technical University of Delft, Banff Center BNMI Canada.

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?

AWARD: Best Practice Award by Virtueel Platform & New Institute

TELE_TRUST creates an engaging agora to explore new parameters for online trust. In our changing social eco-system, we are faced with a paradox: while we increasingly demand transparency, we cover our bodies with personal communication-technology. In a poetic way, TELE_TRUST researches emotional and social tension in our contemporary hybrid cities, between visibility, embodied presence, privacy and trust.

Performance-installations Tele_Trust takes place on dynamic city public spaces such as city square, museums, theatres, festival, universities. Each performance exists of a social-technological orchestration, including six full body covering, waerable 'DataVeils'; the Tele-Trust app for mobile phones; a participatory, growing database; and a public screen.
The DataVeils are haptic body interfaces, that function as a second skin, and as a membrane for scanning online trust. Flexible touch sensors woven into it's smart fabric, transform a wearer's body into an intuitive, haptic interface. The audience is invited to wear these Dataveils. Through slowly caressing the sensors on their veiled bodies, they connect with audience around, using the Tele-Trust app on their smartphones.
Dialogue between a DataVeil and a smartphone The audience caresses their smart phone screens to ‘unveil’ the face of the DataVeil-wearer. Together they connect about emotions and statements of trust, about the questions: Do I need to see your eyes to trust you? Am I here with you? Who is watching who? Who is controlling who? In what identity and in whose body?
Database In an ongoing process, user generated content is added to the Tele_Trust database; collecting knowledge about ‘privacy’ and ‘trust’ in various social-geographical cultures. Stories from different cities weave together into an exchanging narrative.

Everyone can wear a DataVeil. Tele_Trust creates a a disruptive social system for a reflective, networked social encounter. Participants meet in an orchestrated, new embodied synthesis, for a and an intimate, embodied networking experience. Performances take place in time slots, in Tel-Trust exhibitions of reflexive data environment
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2017 Kulturstiftung des Bundes - Kunstverein, Frankfurt. 'Fellow-Me, The Sensitive Museum’. Curator Marie Haff.
2016 TransMediale Berlin Performance Lecture. Curator: Eric Kluitenberg.
2013 Arti et Amicitea Amsterdam 2nd Prize Museumnacht. Curators: Arjen Lancel, Frans Fransiscus.
2011 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 'Augment IT!’ Curators: Margriet Schavemakers, Hendrik Folkerts.
2012 Gogbot Enschede. 'Singularity is near!’ Curators: Kees de Groot, Viola van Alphen.
2012 Technical University Delft, Participatory Systems Lab.
Curators: Prof.dr. Caroline Nevejan, Prof.dr. Frances Brazier.
2011 ISEA Istanbul 2011 & Istanbul Bienale. Curator: Lanfranco Aceti.
2011 Iaspis Stockholm Curator: Laura Mott
2011 Kasa Gallery/Sabanci University Istanbul 2011. Curator: Lanfranco Aceti.
2011 Festival a/d Werf Utrecht & PSI. Curator: Rainer Hoffmann.
2010 Shanghai World-Expo DCC: The Mobile City & Virtueel Platform. video. Curators: Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange.
2010 De Balie Amsterdam, Banff Center Canada, ADA-network New Zealand. 'Electrosmog'.
Curator: Erik Kluitenberg.
2010 Sonic-Acts Xlll Amsterdam, 'On the Poetics of Hybrid Space'. Curator: Erik Kluitenberg.
2010 Banff Center - New Media Institute, Canada 'Liminal Screens’.
Curators: Nina Czegledy, Marcus Neustetter, Michelle Kasprzak.
2010 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: 'Hear IT! Curator: Hein Wils.
2009 Lumineus Amersfoort. Curators: Patricia Deiters, Annelou Evelein.
2009 Tschumi-Pavillion Groningen. Curator: Marinus de Vries.
2009 Exposorium Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Curator: Hendriekje Bosma.
2009 Waag Society Amsterdam. Curator: Lucas Evers.
2009 V2_Lab for UnstableMedia Rotterdam ‘Intimacy’. Curator: MIchel van Dartel.

Conferences & Video-presentations
• TEDx Istanbul
• ARS Electronica 2010, Leonardo@ARS-ELECTRONICA Linz
• PSI and University of Utrecht Camillo 2.0
• IASPIS Stockholm
• Netherlands Institute for Media Art NIMK The Bodily Turn
• University of Amsterdam UVA (interface studies group)
• University Sabanci Istanbul
• Vrede of Utrecht Utrecht Interactive
• ARTEZ Studium Generale
• Banff New Media Institute, Canada
• Sensuous Knowledge Conference, Bergen, Norway
• MFA Film & Television Academy Amsterdam