What's it like to be, and not participate?
A Hypersurface is half skin, half body, and half lack of skin/body. That's too many halves for one surface to contain. It ruptures under pressure, freezes as it's being noticed, never really makes up its mind- that's too much for one surface to handle. But a Hypersurface doesn't care. Just like networked assemblages, prostheticized media and (in/)organic continuums, Hypersurfaces work through entanglement- the human mixes together with the non-human, and activity mixes together with passivity.
Technologies usually expand our sensual fields and agentic properties. However, paying attention to non-humans requires a certain passivity. Paradoxically, being passive opens up new potentialities for activity. This is a guide for being passive; 10 different types of absences; passivity categorized:
1. Giving space
3. Being blurry/ confused
5. A foggy presence and/or being somewhere else
6. Seeking convenience
7. Relying on something/someone else
8. Sitting down
10. Going home
Virtual Reality experience exhibited in Vilnius, Lithuania and Oslo, Norway.
LINAS GABRIELAITIS PORTFOLIO