In the durational performance Data's Entry, a dancer interacts with an unwieldy capsule-shaped QWERTY interface.
In Data's Entry, the unforgiving surface of keyboard keys represents accumulated data and recalls the mind-numbing and dehumanizing repetition that is the basis of data entry. In this awkward performance, the dancer's body is both registered and rejected by the keyboard interface. The performer's struggle shows the obstacle of data's presence in our lives as we force our bodies into it through biometrics and grueling minutia.
Inspired by the Pera Museum's Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, this project seeks to restore weight to data's measure.