This work is both a participatory performance and an installation. Viewers who have a smartphone are invited as a ‘smart agent’ to the square to experiment on or practice the possibility of sound joint action. Those who want to be a smart agent connect to the IP address introduced by the artist through their smartphone. Once the connection is established, the phone begins to work as a sound device to produce sound or noise. By hacking the universal functions and usage experiences of the smartphone, diana band redefines it as a device for quick and close ‘connection.’ In this way, the artist suggests a new way of using and revisiting the present technological devices, and this also becomes a practice to form another square. diana band is artist duo Won Jung Shin and Dooho Yi. They experiment in design and media art associated with relational aesthetics and applies performativity and interactivity to their work to encourage the audience’s participation and relation building.
Image rights: Installation view at Nam June Paik Art Center