(the Giant Animatronic Goddess)
WITH THE MECHANICAL UPHEAVAL OF SOCIETYS DOGMA !!!
"MEDUSSA SPEWMANTI" The Animatronic Vomiting Goddess in Techno Hell,.by Lisa Brandt.. Futurelic (Lixa solo this time) travelled eastern/central Europe where the Medussa Spewmanti was commissioned and created in Austria/Linz for the Net Life exhibition in 1999, at the O. K. Centre for Contemporary Art. Futurelic creates interactive/animatronic performance installations, the audience participates with interface in real time rather than the audience as viewer, the priority is that the audience is active as much as the installation so the experience is happening real life, and is unique. This type of interactive style is complex and not easy to classify as other traditional artforms, this crosses ideas of ritual , virtual animated games,process performance, and chaos(ha ha) and has been described as 'hyper real electrified mythology', 'communicatable symbiotic body extensions', 'animatronic interfaces for technomyths'. MEDUSSA'S PROGRAM}}} The "MEDUSSA SPEWMANTI" is a animatronic Futurelic creation, she is the representation of the human organism, a three dimensional goddess head 1.5mtrs high submerged inside a water tank. Medussa sensors visitors and over four minutes animates to smile via one ton of water with programmed water pump and float mechanical system, medussa fills with water slowly animating to a full smile looking at her visitor representing spiritual contact. Alternatively when loud disturbance/noise happens, ie /chainsaw action/ranting/shooting, Medussa's external amplified ear signals another program and she vomits simular to gargoil until empty, left in an empty position with jaw hanging and eyes closed (asleep) this program representing the upheaval of society's dogma. These programs repeat themselves depending on interaction- a visit can over-ride spewing and while no-one in installation medussa sleeps. The photos do not describe the animation as video or live is best, VHS raw footage available from Lixa if required. These are photos from gallery in Linz exhibition, the Medussa installation has many different formats depending on site and event, more industrial [gothic/metal] to [botanic/biomechanical/ spiritual].