Mallarmé, Derrida and Infrared

Tomomi Adachi

My performance/original interface “Voice and Infrared Sensor Shirt” (2004­) was originally inspired in the idea of dance, text and gesture by Stéphane Mallarmé. This self-referential lecture/performance “Mallarmé, Derrida and Infrared” is a version of this performance. It explains the connection among gestures, voices and technology as a performance and also suggests how gestures and the invisible interface can destroy a collusion between phonocentrism and the performance itself. The original performance interface using infrared inserts a distance between writing text and reading text.