‘Adjust Your Grip’
Sophie Baker is an artist working predominantly in performance and live art whose work plays on the oppositions and intersections of power and philosophy. The artist uses her performance work to challenge the boundaries of discomfort, both for herself and her audience. The power positions of artist-audience relationships are played with and the idea of proximity is explored. Emphasis is placed on the installation and temporality of the materials as an aftermath to the performance.
‘Adjust Your Grip’ explores power dynamics between mobile devices and human encounters. Playing on ideologies of the Panopticon and the Synopticon, power in its purest form. By adjusting your grip, you unlock a unique data base specific to you, following traces and pathways you have carved, that are now internally and permanently stored. However, will you be willing to expose your database and allow profiling to occur?