Hekateris Dance

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Hekateris Dance is an Augmented Reality installation, converging past and present, to envisage a distant future, threatened by the extinction of many species on the Earth which has been impacted by climate change. Hekateris Dance acts as a provocation to imagine what we are becoming in a posthuman world beyond anthropocentrism where, as Rosi Braidotti asserts, we are in a state of becoming through the convergence of technology and organic matter in a “zoe/geo/techno assemblage”. This aligns with Donna Haraway’s proposition that we need to work in collaboration with other non-human beings to survive on a damaged planet. On entering the gallery, the visitor scans a QR code revealing a life-sized three-dimensional hybrid being which is transported into the exhibition space using Augmented Reality (AR) and is viewable through a mobile phone. The avatar invites participation in the ritual of dance, using contemporary movements but in homage to the ancient Greek dance of the Hekateris, as a celebration of the natural world. This practice-based research project explores how AR can be utilised through playful interaction and storytelling as a discursive tool to prompt audiences to take action in order to be part of the change in achieving net zero.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11 Mar 2024
EventInternational Symposium on Electronic Art : ISEA2024 Everywhen - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 21 Jun 202429 Jun 2024
Conference number: 29th


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Electronic Art
Abbreviated titleISEA2024
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  • Augmented Reality
  • speculative fiction
  • Narrative
  • Convergence
  • Posthuman
  • Geology
  • Sustainability
  • Interaction
  • Agency


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