Martina Menegon

plug your nose and try to hum, 2017

VR experience for HTC Vive

plug your nose and try to hum is a Virtual Reality installation in which the user is surrounded by floating miniature bodies that can be hit, grabbed, stretched and tossed around. Using the controllers, that also function as light sources, it is possible to freely interact with the artist’s 3d scanned body that randomly spawns around the scene, humming in various pitches. These virtual bodies propose a synthetic corporeality, evoking a sense of uncanniness due to the blurring of the split between real and virtual, flesh and data. They are perceivable digital representation, something that can be sensed and felt despite their virtual nature.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Martina Menegon is an artist, programmer and educator. With a degree in Visual and Performing Art at IUAV University of Venice and in Transmedial Arts at The University for Applied Arts of Vienna, she currently teaches at the Art University of Linz and at the University of Applied Art in Vienna as well as regularly collaborating with Klaus Obermaier and Stefano D’Alessio, teaching multimedia tools for interactive arts and creating interactive performances and installations. Through multimedia installations that spawn between interactive, virtual and mixed reality art, Martina uses digital media to re-materialise the body after it has been transferred into a virtual state, creating an intimate and complex assemblage of physical and virtual elements that explore the contemporary self and its synthetic corporeality.

Martina Menegon currently lives and works in Vienna.

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