#followme - An immersive live performance piece, lasting 15 minutes. The use of body augmenting wearable technology, Neoteny during this performance allows Valeriya to further explore how to use her own body as both the subject and object, by introducing cross-sensory connections across her muscle movements and olfaction.
Entering a room, covered with white canvas where the traces of Valeriya will be visible under UV lights installed in the room. Audiences are invited into her very own memories and experiences, to freely experience the movement of the artist in the space, to follow her with her scents journey and to be completely visible as part of the experience. She is bringing her narrative into a living, breathing being in an expression that is never experimented prior to presentation through Neoteny.
#followme aims to bring this wearable technology, Neoteny that augments autobiographical memory and reality with movements through olfactory stimuli to a wider audience. At the same time, to spark audiences’ imagination on the influence of technology on human interactions and provoke a debate about current notions of trans-humanism.
————— #followme part II will be released on Friday —————