An interactive video installation that converges old and new genres (film noire, video games, video installation art, Exquisite Corpse structures) into an ironic mix. Two characters meet across a dinner table and only their animated hands appear on screen - reaching, spearing, gesturing - their food and witty dialogue revealing a mysterious tale. The viewer/guest chooses the characters from a 'menu' of gender and 'class'. Indigestion uses technologies of "choice" to question the rhetoric of choice surrounding interactive technologies, politics and class distinctions.
Diller and Scofidio are an American artistic partnership who have exhibited at many of the key art museums in North America and have received awards including a grant to produce Indigestion at Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. They have written two recent books Flesh and Back to the Front and have worked on many cross-media projects involving architecture and dance.
Above is the original copy from 1996. Below is additional material:
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