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Toni Dove: Embodied Machines

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

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The first survey of Dove’s pioneering work, which operates at the crossroads of live performance, interactive narrative and virtual reality. The exhibition will explore more than 20 years of the artist’s projects, from early installations through to her most recent experiments at the forefront of digital technology. Based in New York, Dove has been credited as one of the innovators of interactive cinema. Debuting with the exhibition is The Dress That Eats Souls (2017). The cinematic work consists of a sculptural installation in the form of a massive robotic dress that responds to a viewer’s body movement. The exhibition will be complemented by three live performances by the artist in March and April. Find out more about the ‘Toni Dove: Embodies Machines’ exhibition from the Ringling Museum of Art’s website.

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The Dress That Eats Souls, artist’s studio, work in progress, 1950s segment, 2017. © Toni Dove

The Dress That Eats Souls, artist’s studio, work in progress, 1950s segment, 2017. © Toni Dove

Spectropia (video still; 2008), Toni Dove. © Toni Dove

Spectropia (video still; 2008), Toni Dove. © Toni Dove

Lucid Possession (video still; 2013), Toni Dove. © Toni Dove

Lucid Possession (video still; 2013), Toni Dove. © Toni Dove

Lucid Possession costume shoot with Andrew Schneider, Bora Yoon, Toni Dove, 2012. Photo: Melissa C. O’Brien, © Toni Dove.

Lucid Possession costume shoot with Andrew Schneider, Bora Yoon, Toni Dove, 2012. Photo: Melissa C. O’Brien, © Toni Dove.

Lucid Possession (video still; 2013), Toni Dove. © Toni Dove

Lucid Possession (video still; 2013), Toni Dove. © Toni Dove

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