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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Megan Beckwith

Deakin University
PhD Student/Research Assistant
Australia
Megan combines live performance & multi-media to develop works that explore the relationship between the physical & virtual. She investigates this relationship by combining contemporary dance and 3D animation in a choreographic process that layers one over the other, re-working the human figure into new forms that both fascinate and horrify. Reviewing her 2013 work ‘Parallax’ in The Age, Chloe Smethurst described Beckwith as a “trailblazer”. Her practice explores the idea of physicality and technology through the figure of the cyborg and augmented reality. Her current work asks: how does the body react within a distorted reality and how does virtual reality affect emotions through the use of stereoscopic 3D illusions. Recent performances installations such as Parallax, Time For Tea, and Closer, placed the live human body within virtual stereoscopic environments.