+_+ Re-Phaedo (Cepter)
Electroreception is an ancient sensory modality, having evolved more than 500Ma, and has been lost and subsequently re-evolved in various vertebrate and invertebrates.
“+_+ Re-Phaedo (Cepter)” is wearable art installation that uses water particles found in situ to activate an investigation into the use of bioelectric stimuli in social interactions. In Laundry’s work aquatic conduction acts as a catalyst for psychic connections to both audience and artist.
Laundry’s performance consists of a 30 minute immersion into a human tongue which uses integrated electrical circuits acting as pickups for small amounts of environmental low-frequency (DC to 50 hertz [Hz]) electric fields.
For this project Laundry’s electroreception simulator conducted 1800 volts of electricity through two pickups. The extent to which conduction occured depended on choreographed sharing of the charge between performers and some brave guests.
Ubåt Press Bergen, 2018