a durational networked performance & live code installation by Nancy Mauro-Flude
Performed and Installed for DARK MOFO 2016
Linda Dement's role in Divination is live code projection, gathering phone data and network traffic to generate projected constellations of pirate ships in the stars for the Pyrate Queen to navigate by.
Mauro-Flude's Divination stages a romantic mutiny against techno-utopian culture within a live performance work. Pirate girls (both human and nonhuman actors – chat bots, rogue presences) illuminate the complexity of uninformed consent strategies.
An energetic collision of computer culture & nautical mythology, Divination channels both metaphysical and physical networks to gain access to these invisible performative codes. Encounters with pirate girls happen via remote forms of communication before, during and after the event in the performance space.