24th May & 14th June 2017

Body is Circuit is a two parts show that re-imagines nervous systems for post-biological landscapes in which they are no longer dependant on anatomical bodies.

Nervous systems are living channels of information, they are pathways created by evolutionary forces. Nervous systems connect mind with matter, mind with other mind(s) and the body with its separate parts. In this evolutionary process, neurobiology results in consciousness. Anastasia Vikhornova and Carlos Monleon take inspiration from these processes and current developments in cybernetics and information sciences to propose speculative becomings of minds and bodies. By using imaging devices and technologies of self developed by Western and non-Western traditions of science, such as artificial neural networks, Virtual Reality computational models, mudras (sacred gestures), reflexology maps, they construct representations of the connections between the material and the subtle body.

Body is Circuit will be activated in two events:

24th May- Doors open at 7:30;
Performance starts at 8:00 sharp

NeuroVoguing - a neuro dance tonic {treatment} that triggers inner connections and outer flows that completes the body's {deep} circuits. A performance in three chapters charts the evolution of mind, brain, inner connections within the body, and outer connections with non-biological entities.

_____Hand work m1cr0 l00p3d______

Amazing voguing by_____
Jay Jay Revlon_____from the Iconic International House of Revlon and founder and father of the international Kiki House of Tea.
Simeon Walker_____from the Iconic International House of Khan (UK Chapter) and Kiki The Legendary Royal House of Old Navy International (UK Chapter)

hosted by________ Diaspore, Anastasia Vikhornova and Carlos Monleon
with_______ DJ G'Vine (LINK)

II. CELESTIAL CHAT BOTS..........................................................CHAT
14th June- 7pm

An X and Y conversation between dust and ocean, testing and lapping on a shores of decision and control of inconsistently coagulating Artificial Intelligence.
A collaboration with Nicholas Mortimer (LINK)


Anastasia Vikhornova and Carlos Monleon are graduates from the Design Interactions M.A at the Royal College of Art, a pioneering platform at the crossways of technology, futures and speculative design that studied the impacts of emerging technologies on society.

Anastasia is a designer, whose practice is influenced by the cultural paradoxes of technology and its evolution in relation to various belief systems. Her works are often a collage of fiction and reality represented through different mediums, such as physical artefacts and film. Anastasia is currently working as a Designer-Researcher at the Future Cities Catapult exploring the application of emerging technologies in the urban environment.

Carlos is an artist that works with remote and propioceptive sensing technologies whilst conducting body-centric research. Carlos’s collaborative practice includes directing a utopian opera, conducting a tour of meteorite impact sites in Finland and creating the Terroir of Mars. He has been Artist in Residence in institutions such as HIAP (Helsinki), Matadero Madrid and The Headlands (San Francisco).