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Resourced - Artist Talk (#mayworks2018 - Virtual Reality)


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Ben McCarthy is a sound and installation artist, among
other things. Working alongside visual artist and game
designer Jonathan Carroll (of performance art collective
Tough Guy Mountain), they bring together sound design
and virtual reality to document the self-narrated stories
of workers directly impacted by the policies and budget
cuts undermining the most marginalized among us,
including social workers, nurses, sex workers, temporary
foreign workers, and hotel workers.

In the VR helmet, a user will see a number of human
figures circulating, and hear a sound track of disparate
voices and musical texture. Ambiently hovering over a
form will invite the subject to step forward, accompanied
by her chosen objects, and to deliver elements of her
interview. The 3D-scanned body will be expressionistically
animated to develop elements of the interview and the
sound design. The work raises questions about how we
know and access the working subject in the context of
an encompassing capitalist technological ecosystem.

See the rest of the event schedule below:

Future is Caregiving, Thursday April 19th - Saturday May 5th:

Resourced Exhibition, Wednesday April 25th - Saturday May 5th:
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Poor People's Campaign Workshop, Thursday April 26th:
[Link to be placed shortly]

Future Conditions Workshop with The Public, Sunday April 29th:
[Link to be placed shortly]

May Day Gathering & Opening for Future is Caregiving and Poor People's Campaign, Tuesday May 1st:
[Link to be placed shortly]

Dreamweavers Film Screening in Partnership with imagineNATIVE, Wednesday May 2nd:
[Link to be placed shortly]

STANCE: Design Against Fascism Panel Discussion:
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STANCE: Design Against Fascism Exhibition:
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