SHAME, 2021
motion capture video
available in HD (1080p) and 4k
duration 3:12

SHAME, 2021

Whole Brain Emulation is the notion that we can upload our brains to a computer, ditch our bodies, and attain immortality. SHAME talks about this ambition and asks whether we can remain in some essential way our selves without our bodies. The premise of SHAME is the relationship between shame and physical being. The question is what, if any, emotional register will exist without a body. While science has yet to prove that consciousness is immanent to the body, most think so and I am inclined to agree with that and so my thinking is about how we would fare without a body, and why men, who are at the forefront of this technology, are in such denial about the significance of the body and how deeply tied we are to the environment, one our bodies and brains evolved over centuries to live in concert with.

exhibition history:
I am very pleased to announce that my motion capture video SHAME, now with Spanish subtitles, will be a part of CUVO FESTIVAL 2023 in Spain. The festival is a celebration of experimental video work. This video is locked for the duration of the festival in Spain. If you would like to have the password, please feel free to contact me.