From Flesh to Abstraction: an interactive disappearance

Event Details

From Flesh to Abstraction: an interactive disappearance

Time: March 12, 2016 at 6pm to March 13, 2016 at 2pm
Location: The Radius Center
Street: 106 Auditorium Circle
City/Town: San Antonio
Website or Map: http://radiuscenter.org/
Event Type: networked, interactive, dance, installation
Organized By: Amber Ortega
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2016

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Event Description

[an interactive dance installation]



FREE

March 12

Live performance 6pm,

Looped performance 7pm


March 13

Live performance 2pm,

Looped performance 3pm

Radius Center
106 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX
Enter through E Martin St entrance

Saturday 6pm (US/Central Time)Live performance will be live-streamed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHeDod0gA6w

Sundays 2pm (US/Central Time) Live performance will be live-streamed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5iXQs7ty68


FROM FLESH TO ABSTRACTION:
an interactive disappearance
[choreographer: Amber Ortega-Perez
movement translators: Albert Delgado, Jennifer Edmond Jones, Robin O'Donovan, viewer participants
technical directors: Dr. Joey Lopez, Luis Vazquez, Convergent Media Collective]

Synopsis/Description
Dancers from Ireland, New York and San Antonio will form a live digital network and in real time engage in a communication of reading and translating movement.
This installation will be a process of human disappearance as the original, live movement is translated first by the remote, streaming dancers, then by the viewer/audience and finally by a computer algorithm.

Viewers will be guided to join in the process of disappearance by further translating the mediated movement into their own movement language of choice. An Xbox Kinect will then aid in translating the audience/viewers movement into abstracted image cast onto a large screen. This screen will in turn be feeding the original live dancers cognitive processes as she performs.

The audience will be led into an environment where they can learn about the process of Reading and Translating movement as used by Amber Ortega-Perez, the choreographer. They will be guided into further participation by an open model set-up that will encourage and guide the viewer to interact and affect the overall aesthetic and outcome/output of the work. Viewers will have the ability to choose which live-streamed/remote dancer to translate and in doing so will affect sound and image output.

Join me in constructing an environment of spontaneous communication and the deconstruction of a score.

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