Part of Performing Encryption research. In collaboration with Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli of Gibson / Martelli
The Bronze Key — Performing Encryption is the rematerialisation of performance. Reflecting on the ephemeral nature of both performance and digital data, The Bronze Key project takes movement material, digitised from performers using motion capture technology. A thirty second dance phrase is converted into a human readable file format and then encrypted using a single second gesture of the performers hand movement, recorded using a virtual reality system. The gesture encyphring key, plain- and cypher-text movements are transmuted respectively into a set of physical artefacts – 3D printed bronzes, audio recordings & paperback books.
The Bronze Key: Performing Data Encryption, by Susan Kozel, Ruth Gibson & Bruno Martelli. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 549-554. doi: 10.1145/3173225.3173306 pdf
The Bronze Key: Performing and Materialising a Cypher System, by Susan Kozel, Ruth Gibson & Bruno Martelli. MOCO 2018 Practice Works, The 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing, June 2018, Genoa, Italy. pdf
March 2018, TEI Exhibition, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.April 2018, Living Archives Final Symposium, Malmö Art Museum, Sweden.June 2018, Movement and Computing Conference [MOCO], Practice works exhibition, Genoa, Italy.