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CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) is part of my AVATAR series exploring methods of creating, validating and disseminating one’s identity through the use of technology and the Internet. The series is inspired by the mantra “I post therefore I am”, whereby Internet users legitimize their existence by documenting their lives and uploading this media to personal webpages and blogs. The work in this series facilitates an inquiry into our desire to share and publicize our lives. CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) layers composited screen captures of rapid web searches, desktop strippers and amorphous dancers seductively drawing you into the screen. This video is currently distributed by Video Pool Media Arts Center and can be exhibited as a single channel video in many different contexts.


Read about CVS on ScreenDance Studies Blog


Screening History:

2019  Theater Frieburg 'TanzKino' Program, curated by Marisa Hayes - Frieburg, Germany

2013  Festival International De Video Danse, Bourgonne, France

2013  Atlantic Center for the Arts | Residency #151 New Smyrna Beach, Florida

2012   Marshall McLuhan & Vilém Flusser Conference | Video Pool screening - Wpg, Mb

2011  30e Festival International du Film sur L’Art - screening curated by: Nicole Gingras, Montreal, Qc

2011   Latitude 53 | FOMD Laboratory – Embodied Projections, two person exhibit with Margaret Dragu, Edmonton, Alberta 


2010   White Box | SanctionedArray Specify Others video screening in New York City 

2010   MONA – Museum of New Art “New Media, Sex and Culture” curators: Jef Bourgeau, Steve Coy, Jonathan Lillie, Detroit,Mi.






The development of this work was generously supported by the Canada Council for The Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, The Winnipeg Arts Council and Video Pool Media Arts Center.

Video |Audio | performance: Freya Olafson


Duration: 5:33mins


format available: Beta, Mini DV, DVD (NTSC or PAL)




CVS  [ Computer Vision Syndrome ]

part of the AVATAR series    3m 32   

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