During the Minimalia preliminary researches, DMAV met Babatwoosh experiences for the first time. Babatwoosh backstory is at the same time typical and singular.
Typical, because Babatwoosh life - from her beginning in the Rejikiavik art district, through her Christiania countercultural years, to her continuous travels all around the world – is a perfect example of our globalized artistic landscape.
Singular, because all elements of Babatwoosh experiences are combined in order to create a new kind of contemporary identity. Babatwoosh is a Digital seer, sister of sybils and magicians. A digital white witch, a bio-informative sorceress that stages her life as a provocative short-circuit between neural, technological and cultural patterns. Her path could be defined as an exploration of digital sacred in a contemporary, secular, post-truth world.
The meeting between DMAV and Babatwoosh was absolutely natural. But since both DMAV and Babatwoosh don't believe in the ideology of Nature, the meeting was at the same time a maximum of artificial storytelling.
DMAV and Babatwoosh started their collaboration with two great performances, held in Udine and Trieste, that marked the first physical manifestation of the digital seer in Italy. DMAV welcomed the Icelandic performer in its social interventions. Babatwoosh disrupted the Art Collective fragile balance enacting her healing rites. Working on the Hindu/Sanscrit experience of the Darshan, the meeting with the Guru, Babatwoosh gave her digital mantra to the astonished participants.
Art curators, spiritual seekers, disenchanted curious, tourists, scientists. They all came to meet the digital mystic. And Babatwoosh was there to embrace them.
The performance is held in a site specific format in different places and can be adapted to different situations and environments.
Dmav Factory covers all the technical aspects and issues starting from different situations. Part of the performance is the process of comunication and manipulation to involve the community and the formal and informal storytellers