Lead artist/researcher: Jane Turner
Sound & Visual Designer: Nick Rothwell
Dancers: Alexis Bradburn, Tor Spencer, Sam Bell,
Emma James, Katie Mutton, Albertina Marfil, Suzy Harvey
The dancers create new performance work from somatic material
networked by individually created command triggers that generate
unpredictable performance patterns. This liminal space between
the known and the unknown, improvisation and choreography, is
supported by an audio-visual matrix of sampled feedback responding
to the performance happening. This Vj/Djing uses the latest digi-performance
software Isadora with MaxMSP.
Emergence is a scientific theory
that has particular relevance to interdisciplinary practice and
research as it describes complex
systems that organise from the bottom up, are subject to local
interaction, feedback and indirect control.
This work responds to the following research questions:
- To stage
a performance where the main body of the performance is 'self-generating' in
compositional structure (time, spacing, ordering).
- Where the
commands that trigger and respond to performance events happening
in real time are stored in dancers' heads (as
opposed to relayed via a computer mainframe as with eMerge
(2004) described below).
- That these commands are individually
derived by each dancer - are
- To explore integrating interactive audio-visual
systems into the live performance matrix.