Nancy Mauro-Flude: Error_in_Time() in Darwin, 3rd August 2012

  • 14 June 2012
  • Bong Ramilo

Darwin Community Arts's Frontline Media in conjunction with 24HrArt present: Error_in_Time(): Friday, 3rd August 2012, 6:00 PM, 24HrArt Gallery, Parap.

Nancy Mauro-Flude’s live performance, Error_in_Time()’, is not about identity, but Identity theft. It gives a intimate, insight into the intimacy of geek space. From the perspective of a female hacker, responding to networked presences, file searching, Nancy Mauro-Flude weaves her story via performative algorithms, & types in a surreal first person narrative touching on subjects from dark matter to rogue bots. Transcending the realm of the anecdotal, in the dark magic space of the shell, the artist divines classic texts, reconfigures it. Error_in_Time() uses sound, literature, performance & live code manipulations to explore the intimate workings of computer & human interfaces to comment on the ubiquity of pervasive media has on our sense of self.

“Sitting with her back to the audience, Nancy Mauro-Flude uncovers―visually opening up―the insides of the operating system behind our daily computer interactions. Through enquiring conversations, the amplified sound of Mauro-Flude’s fingertips dancing across the keyboard beautifully conveyed the poetics and isokinetics of machine and human intelligence.” - Melinda Rackham RealTime issue #100 Dec-Jan 2010 pg. 21

Nancy Mauro-Flude's performance practice bends in from our and complex mortal world into the virtual dark and back again. She was awarded her MFA in Networked Media & Design, Piet Zwart Inst. Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, she is an alumni of DasArts: advanced institute for performing arts, Amsterdam School of Art (2001-4). Recent showings include: The Art of Hacking, Netherlands Media Art Institute, 2011; Erotographomania, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, 2011; Democratic:Ability Transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture Berlin, 2011; MONAFOMA, MONA Festival of Music and Art PWI, 2011. She is International currency officer and editor at, founder of Moddr_, and Miss Despoina's Hackspace. She often contributes her research about this crossover in forums and publications, such as: FLOSS+Art (2008) London: Mute Publishing.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.