​© 2014 - 2019 by Chelsea Thompto

A Transmaterial Body

A Transmaterial Body consists of a mobile network created by a small linux machine, broadcasting a wireless signal creating a localized intranet wireless network. This network is battery powered and carried on Chelsea at all times. As such, the network and herself are constantly centered on and overlapping with each other.

 

Users who connect to this network will find their device's web browsers redirecting them to a web page accessible to them only while on the network that contains live streamed biological data, selected texts (including source material for recreating this project), and other media. In this work, prefix trans- is a tactic and gesture employed to explore and expand the boundaries of the corporeal self.

This work premiered in Berlin at the 2018 Radical Networks conference, more information can be found here:

https://radicalnetworks.org/archives/2018/gallery/

Source code for this project can be found HERE.