Marval .A. Rex

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Phenomenological deliberations of a both a cyborg and an aeon:

My current work is driven by a curiosity of the multiplicity and experiential qualities of accepted ontologies or modes of categorization. There is a drive to understand how physiology, words, and digital technology take control of light and sound and either support or reject said popular ontologies. I am interested in popular qualifiers for “realness” and how they inoculate the individual as well as the specified culture. What is phenomenologically sensed by the individual due to a cultures language and technological custom? A specified zone of my interrogation is of digital affect versus analog affect, and their potential bridging. How do these forms of being commingle in one’s reality? How much are we human, and how much are we machine? What are the ramifications of the bridge between man and machine, beast and computer: what does the cyborg offer?

My performance art/ performative sculpture is a form of celebratory resistance against the layers of the common categorizing of “realness”. This paradigm is characterized by patriarchal oppression, analytical hegemony, and a rejection of non-phallogocentric spiritual ceremony. The video and live performances rip open holes within this fabric of accepted “realness” and its prescribed behaviors. I am offering a space for the perceptions and behaviors that challenge the State Philosophy of white Christianity’s bubblegum pop-culture “realness”.