Liz M. Laser, Cori Kresge, and Hanna Novak
User Friendly – an analog VR experience

In an immersive guided audio experience, performer and healing practitioner Cori Kresge leads participants through a dynamic exploration of breath, sight, and touch to radically reimagine our relationship to the screen. User Friendly draws on the artists’ research into mainstream practices of “biohacking,” ecstatic movement, and mind-expanding corporate retreats. Participants are led through hand-and-eye conditioning exercises, breathwork, and meditative visualizations.

For best results listen while seated in a rolling chair positioned in front of your computer screen or a window.

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Liz Magic Laser, Cori Kresge, and Hanna Novak

Liz Magic Laser is a video and performance artist. Her work intervenes in semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters, and newsrooms, involving collaborations with actors, surgeons, political strategists, and motorcycle gang members. Her recent work uses communication techniques and psychological methods appropriated by corporate and political cultures to revive their therapeutic potential. Her work has been shown at Metro Pictures, New York (2018) Mälmo Konsthall, Sweden (2017) the Swiss Institute (2016); at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2015); at Lisson Gallery, London (2013); the Performa 11 Biennial, New York (2011); and MoMA PS 1, New York (2010) among others. In 2017, she had solo exhibitions at CAC Brétigny, Jupiter Artland, Scotland and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam. Laser was awarded the Lead Commission for “The Future World of Work” program at FACT, Liverpool, UK (2018). She recently presented a commissioned daily performance and video installation at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018).

Hanna Novak is a playwright and director from Toronto living and working in New York City. Her plays have been presented at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College, the New Ohio Theatre, and the Performing Garage. She has collaborated with Laura Bernstein, Julia Jarcho/minor theater, and Tina Satter, among others. Hanna is a graduate of the Playwriting MFA program at Hunter College, where she received the Irving Zarkower Award for the Best New Play of the Year.

Cori Kresge is a NYC based dancer, bodyworker, writer, and teacher. She graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in dance and the Dean’s Award. Kresge has been a member of the Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group, functioning as a living archive for Cunningham works. She has also been a member of José Navas/Compagnie Flak, and Stephen Petronio Company. Kresge currently collaborates and performs with various artists including Rashaun Mitchell+Silas Riener, Rebecca Lazier, Xavier Cha, Wendy Osserman, The School for Poetic Computation, and film makers Alla Kovgan, Zuzka Kurtz, and Charles Atlas. She is a guest teacher at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and other institutions. Her debut poetry collection won the No, Dear/Small Anchor Press first chapbook contest. Kresge is currently working towards certification in Zero Balancing bodywork.