Lost Guides is a project which combines traditional storytelling,
moving image and the ubiquity of the internet to examine lifestyles
without a fixed abode. Stemming from the idea of the digital nomad
from a former work,'Empty Velocity', this project continues the
investigation of living impermanence. Eng spent the last 3 years
from 2000-2003 traveling the world living similar to a nomadic
life. From these recent experiences she developed a fictitious
story where the ancient meets contemporary processes.
The Lost Guides performance was organized as both a physical and
on-line event. A portable structure was built to house the performers
and project images. Video and sound artists were selected to interpret
the Lost Guides' visions as a cinematic time based video and sound
performance. The performance was on April 15, 2003 at The New
Museum of Contemporary Art and www.turbulence.org.
Lost Guides is a 2001 commission
of New Radio and Performing Arts Inc. with funds from the Jerome Foundation. Additional funding was provided by an Experimental Television Presentation Grant. Support and presentation of the performance provided by New Museum of Contemporary Art. Special thanks to Vidvox for use of their software.