On the Verge of Reality

Elise Kermani

In her performances, Elise Kermani combines sound poetry with real and imagined words, extended voice with live electronic processing and movement, many times to create a "warm" technology. Her most current work revolves around a handful of women characters, each displaying a separate range of human emotion through the mythical stories they tell with their bodies and voices in an abstract yet clear supernatural language. Kermani performs solo or in collaboration with video artists, computer programmers and designers to stage her multi-disciplinary works. She is also a creative force in the new music ensemble Trousers. For Kermani, we. as artists, "must strive to be scientists by discovering a new world and a new language. We have a social responsibility to incorporate the use of new technology into our work, just as modern science, business and education has - not as a defensive reaction to our changing technology, but as an integrated leader."

 

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