12-The-Remote, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013

12-The-Remote, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013


The Conversation: Overview

The act of observing or interacting via technological devices generates repetitive gestures. We use these gestures to access our technological devices. Over time, these gestures become recognizable actions intertwined with our personal, social and cultural identity. They become part of our everyday rituals.

The work explores 12 of these ritualized gestures: The Frame, Tap & Swipe, The Search, The Prayer, The Couple, The Frame (revisited), The Dance, Shoulder Play, The Duel, Occupied, Shoulder Play (revisited) and The Remote.

Each of these 12 ritualized gestures were captured as video sequences and pinned to a specific GPS location and AR object/marker in and around the San Francisco and Berkeley area.The markers and their associated AR experience are accessible via a smart phone,  iPad or android tablet, anywhere in North America.

The Conversation | Part 01 | Ritual Gestures premiered at the (Un)certain Boundaries: Visualizing the Intersections of Science & Society Symposium, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS), University of California, Berkeley.


The Conversation: The Stills

Video stills from The Conversation, Part 01, Ritual Gestures (in order of appearance): The Frame, Tap & Swipe, The Search, The Prayer, The Couple, The Frame (revisited), The Dance, Shoulder Play, The Duel, Occupied, Shoulder Play (revisited) and The Remote.

  • 01-The-Frame, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 02-Tap-and-Swipe, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 03-The-Search, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 04-The-Prayer, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 05-The-Couple, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 06-The-Frame-Revisted, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 07-The-Dance, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 08-Over-The-Shoulder, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 09-The-Duel, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 10-Occupied, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 11-Over-the-Shoulder-Revisted, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013
  • 12-The-Remote, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013

Performers (in order of appearance): Teoma Naccarato, Jesse Herbert, David Daly, John Naccarato and Marie Bourassa.

Public Intervention Locations (San Francisco and Berkeley, USA): Union Square Park, Chinatown, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Alcatraz, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Campanile Esplanade, Yerba Buena Island, Mission District, 200 Kansas St & 15th, Hearst Greek Theater and Golden Gate Bridge.


The Conversation: Video Compilation

A compilation of individual video used as part of The Conversation, Part 01, Ritual Gestures (in order of appearance): The Frame, Tap & Swipe, The Search, The Prayer, The Couple, The Frame (revisited), The Dance, Shoulder Play, The Duel, Occupied, Shoulder Play (revisited) and The Remote.

Performers (in order of appearance): Teoma Naccarato, Jesse Herbert, David Daly, John Naccarato and Marie Bourassa.

Public Intervention Locations (San Francisco and Berkeley, USA): Union Square Park, Chinatown, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Alcatraz, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Campanile Esplanade, Yerba Buena Island, Mission District, 200 Kansas St & 15th, Hearst Greek Theater and Golden Gate Bridge.


The Conversation: AR Markers and Map

Public Intervention Locations (San Francisco and Berkeley, USA): Union Square Park, Chinatown, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Alcatraz, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Campanile Esplanade, Yerba Buena Island, Mission District, 200 Kansas St & 15th, Hearst Greek Theater and Golden Gate Bridge.

Each of these 12 ritualized gestures was captured as video sequences and pinned to a specific GPS location and AR object/marker in and around the San Francisco and Berkeley area.

AR Map Overview, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013, (Google-Maps)
AR Map Overview, The Conversation, Naccarato, 2013, (Google-Maps)