art | embodiment | cognition | networks | post-humanism | crypto
Tonight, I went to see (Rus)h, presented and produced by Here. A theater/dance multimedia piece directed by Kristin Marting , text and video by James Scruggs and media effects by Hall Eagar. This intimate tale of pleasure and pain with a complex take on the "down Low" gets augmented with a brilliant and slick stage and video design. Besides a very clear integration of the technology in their creative process, is the the use of "tablets" as "video puppets" that makes it more compelling. These tablets are carried by two performers that engage in the actions revealing complementary segments of the global composition or re-arranging them in complete new wholes. The video is ran using Isadora for the two rear projection screens and it is also used to send cues to the tablets. The tables running Isadora receive the cues via the wireless network and play video files that are stored locally. They will be paying until mid march.