Unfit Bits (2015)

Single channel video, website, fitness trackers, smartphones, metronomes, bicycle wheel, stool and phone swings.

Installation view, 24/7 exhibition at Sommerset House, London, 2015. ‘Tega Brain and Surya Mattu, 2015, Unfit Bits, London.’

Unfit Bits offers everyday solutions to fitness tracking. It develops and provides simple techniques for generating active fitness data no matter what your lifestyle.

Unfit Bits investigates DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal datasets that will qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle.

The Unfit Bits guide to fitness is available for download over at research hub bioanonymous.me.

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‘Unfit Bits: The Guide’. 


Made in collaboration with Surya Mattu.
Supported by Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology and Australia Council for the Arts.
Thank you Ishac Bertran for graphic design assistance.


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