ARCHITECTURES OF DANCE



ARCHITECTURES OF DANCE




EXHIBIT #0:

About Architectures of Dance


Publication


Publication View
Taking form as a catalog, this publication frames the artistic research project ‘Architecture of Dance’ (2011-15) through an essay, supported by documentation from site and studio based experiments as well as installation works.

Realised over the span of two masters level theses in media art and dance, this artistic research project questions assumptions of dance as visually perceptible event. A series of artistic, quasi-control experiments seek to draw attention to the performative, visual and architectural frames through which dance is experienced. The project comprises four installations, two performances, a digital and an index-card archive, as well as a print publication.

Supported by:
2013 Uferstudios, Berlin
2013 Atelier Real: Artist Residency, Lisbon
2012-14 Inter-University Centre for Dance, HZT Berlin
2011 Beyond: Choreographic Residency,ICK Amsterdam
2011-12 School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong


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EXHIBIT #1:

Something like this


Performance with single-channel video, 20 minutes


Excerpt (use headphones for a better experience)



Inspired by a visit to the Sun temple in Konark (India) in late 2011, this work is a duet for live body and light projection. Devised in the sharp, angular arcitecture of the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre in Hong Kong (designed by the architect Daniel Libeskind), the choreographic design maps the dancing body into the 2-dimensional pictorial frame.




SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
2013 Zaworiska Theatre (Warsaw)
2012 Guandong Modern Theatre (Guangzhou)
2012 Run Run shaw Creative Media Centre (Hong Kong)

Developed in residency with ICK Amsterdam and School of Creative Media (Hong Kong).

Choreography & Media design: Kiran Kumar
Performance: Maureen Lou Bing
Sound: Ulf Langheinrich
Documentation: Fung Chan




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EXHIBIT #2:

5 movements for this space


Video-Installtion (HD, colour, sound), 25-minute loop


Diptych movement compositions of body, space and camera, installed within the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (Hong Kong), designed by Daniel Libeskind and opened in 2012. Movement scores for dancer and camera-person were designed in response to the sharp angular architecture, and videos were installed in various locations within the building.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
2012 iDance Festval, Y-Space, Hong Kong
2012 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong
 
Performance: Maureen Lou Bing




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EXHIBIT #3:

Lightbox


Video (single-channel, HD, colour, no sound) 7 minutes


Composition for a continuous solo dance improvisation and light movement on the roof of the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (Hong Kong).

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
2012 iDance Festval, Y-Space, Hong Kong
2011 Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong