Our first round of EyeWashes, from way back at FREIGHT in March-April, 2003
EyeWash Mix 2003
2:17min, 7.8MB Quicktime
MOSTRA (Casper Strake and Gabriela Monroy) http://www.m-o-s-t-r-a.com/
Feedbuck Galore http://www.feedbuckgalore.com
Paul Clay http://www.fictive.net
Mixed Mess@ge http://www.mixedmsg.com
This versatile work has been performed in traditional theater venues, dazzled guests at parties and events, and attracted crowds to store windows and installations. In this visual performance the dancer creates a lightshow with his body by breaking the beams of two lasers. Spaz plays along with DJ’s and musicians, expressing and challenging the music with his qualities of motion.
As designers, we’ve always been minimalists, but constructing a dance in one dimension (spatially speaking, as time is also a dimension), can be quite limiting. Imagine telling a dancer that he can only move along a straight line, the only gestures that count are the ones that intersect the line! But instead of seeing the dance as confined in space, we begin to explore the dance through Time, Shape, and Qualities of motion. The way we look at technology with an objective eye, we can also examine movement, and its separate qualities, objectively as well. In a sense, our limitations free us to explore deeper dimensions of expression.
Spyral Garden is a futuristic human menagerie. Shiny figures bring the forms of flowers to life as motion mandalas, reflecting gradients of changing colors. The mirroring movement, rippling cascading canons, and solitary stillness embody the flower’s bloom. Integrated lighting from underneath is a reflection of the inner beauty and life that thrives within, attracting an other source of pollen….
— choreographer, Eric Dunlap
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