Archive for the ‘Let Loose’ Category

In Order to Control

The interactive typographic installation titled In Order to Control features a constant loop of selected text about “the threshold [of] ethics and morality” projected on the ground. (You can read the full transcript of the projection here.) The most interesting thing about the project is the interactivity and its reliance on audience participation. As spectators step into the installation to read the projected content, their blackened silhouette covers the words on the floor and transfers them to the proximate wall.



One could marvel at this technological magic trick for a very long time, especially since there’s still scrolling text to be read. In order to actually read the text, one could technically run back and forth across the screen but it seems far more convenient to form an assembly of people, standing in tandem, eliminating spaces in which words can get lost.
This interactive element also alludes to the idea of interconnectivity and how we can all help each other, sharing information.


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About LaNua:

We focus on movement and choreography in various contexts – research, performance and across art forms.

We develop performance projects that explore the boundaries of choreographic practice in dialogue with other art forms while exploring alternative spaces, and interaction with objects, video, sound, and text.

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Performances Royal Botanic Gardens Sat 3 noon and Sun 4 Nov 2012 noon + 2.45 pm

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Let Loose

As a way to develop the work from Let Loose  I am looking into text based art practise.

During the project, we experienced new dance at Dancebase as it was developing.  We were surprise by the amount of spoken word used in dance and this was inaccessible to the group.  Practical solutions were found and this has opened an exciting area for exploration.

In the next project, we plan to explore collaborative ways of working with participants with hearing loss.  Text will be integrated throughout the development of a performance, not added at the end as captions.  The resulting work will be developed through accessible collaboration.  Participation, not access, will be the experience for all involved.

To develop the project idea, we are planning a series of creative labs.  How could we communicate within the labs?  The instruction-based performances of this years Forest Fringe and the work of Abigail Conway are perhaps a starting point .  See also Nothing About Us Without Us, a public art event using obsolete technology to hurl language across the River Clyde

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