- Het Wilde Weg
- w/ Michael Fowler
An exploration into the virtual body, internet-assisted mutation, and queer identity that is embolded by online communities, spaces, architectures.
- for 5 - 20 people.
1️⃣Day One 23.07 (Performance-Lecture) (1 Hour)
- Performance-reading of my thesis, also titled Mutant on Mutant: introducing concepts of digital werewolves, internet-assisted mutation, online identity, avatar culture, etc.
- Proposal of a happening, invitation into this world and for one's own self-reflexivity.
- Mini-lecture: Why I am researching/making within this context, introducing my own avatars, experiences.
- Workbooks are handed out with character sheet (first page) to be filled
2️⃣Day Two 26.07 (Werecreaturing) (3 Hours)
- We take turns reviewing, introducing our characters.
- Affinity groups are formed, key character components shared and documented.
- Each group will undergo the process of building a body (via their computers/devices) (using web-based resources)
+ Performance: I embody the log-in process/loading/rendering of an avatar, whilst reading excerpts of my thesis writing titled "Mutant on Mutant"
Michael Fowler (he/they) is a Vancouver ex-pat currently residing in Tallinn, Estonia. Holding a Graphic Design MA from the Estonian Academy of Arts, as well as a BDes in Interaction Design (Minor: SPACE/Social Practice and Community Engagement) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Their design practice spans performance, sound art, graphic/interaction design, generative design research, illustration, and sculpture. Embracing absurdity and play as a means of investigation, Fowler’s practice leans into queer identity emboldened and discovered through virtual communities and online roleplaying, avatar culture, online subculture, cosplay, and collaborative world-building.