Denison Art, Dance Faculty Collaborate InContained, an Interactive Performance
Date of Event: October 7, 2005
Posted: September 26, 2005
Several Denison University fine arts faculty and staff members will showcase their talents with the performance and installation ofContained, a collaborative interactive work.Containedwill be presented at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday (Oct. 7-8) in the Doane Dance Performance Space. An artists' talk and reception will immediately follow the performance each night. Admission is free and open to the public.
Containedis a combination performance and art installation created by the artist group called MIX. Through the use of a technology called Max/MSP+Jitter, the group blurs artistic boundaries between defined disciplines and challenges notions of presentation, performance and the role of the audience. The project was funded by a grant from the Denison University Research Foundation.
Containedexplores notions of containment, as it juxtaposes questions of what contains and what is contained. In the installation, four large scrims, pieces of fabric used in theatre as a drop or background, begin to move, while being controlled by the performer and audience through an interactive robotics system. Both moving and still images and text are projected on the panels and change in accordance with the movement of the scrims and the shifts in the sound space. The environment contains the performer and viewer and also acts as a container for images, ideas and relationships, as it creates both literal and metaphorical perspectives.
MIX consists of seven artists from the visual arts, dance and music faculty and staff. They are Associate Professor of Dance Sandy Mathern-Smith, Assistant Professor of Photography/New Media Alexander Mouton, Assistant Professor of Sculpture Micaela de Vivero, visual artist and media technologist Christian Faur, musician and computing services technician Aaron Fuleki, guest artist in dance and interactive art Marlon Barrios Solano, and lighting designer Mary Sykes.
CALENDAR INFORMATION -- Denison University,: Several members of Denison's faculty and staff will showcase their talents in the performance/installation of an interactive artwork calledContained; 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday (Oct. 7-8) in the Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College Street). Free and open to the public. Please call (740) 587-6712 for more information.
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