Events

Lunchtime Talk

Fri 26 Oct 2018 14:00


To You - It's all about touching and feeling

Studio Resident Yiota Demetriou introduces her interactive artist book, that reveals itself in response to the reader's body heat. There will be an opportunity to interact with the book after the talk.

Photo by Yiota Demetriou

Speaker

Yiota Demetriou

I am an Imagineer, Multimedia Artist, Experience Maker, Audience/UX Researcher, and Academic of Performance Studies and Digital Media.

To You, is an interactive artist book that responds to the reader's body heat. It is a quasi-semiotext merging contemporary philosophical theories of love, attachment, and loss with autobiography and fiction. It makes parallels between the intense erotic delusions played out in the exchange of love letters that were never sent and the dynamics of human relationships. Imbued with the reader’s affection, it responds to body heat and leaves temporal traces of the reader’s fingerprints.

Yoita will discuss the book’s conceptual design, narrative and structure and how she has attempted to capture and viscerally deliver the complex systems and extraordinary consequences associated with falling in love, and how such events can retroactively change oneself.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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