At Choreographic Coding Lab 8 with Erik Axel Eggeling.
The screensaver project includes gallery installation (screensaver 1), theatre performance with sound from Jamie Forth and video (with Erik Axel Eggeling).
The project has happened in the following contexts:
-MOCO conference, Goldsmiths London, June 2017 (gallery installation with sound)
-Choreographic Coding Lab 8, Amsterdam, May 2017 (video research)
-Villa Empain in exhibition Decor, January 2017 (gallery installation)
-Blain Southern gallery private event, June 2016 (gallery installation)
-Trip Space Trip the Light, May 2016 (theatre version with sound)
screensaver material processing at Choreographic Coding Lab in collaboration with Erik Axel Eggeling
screensaver 1 (gallery version) at Villa Empain, Brussels as part of the exhibition Decor curated by Asad Raza, Tino Sehgal and Dorothea Von Hantelmann. 29th January 2016.
Dancers: Erik Nevin, Elisa Vassena, Louise Tanoto and Janine Harrington.
Video: Caroline Scheurmans
The screensaver series is an ongoing project exploring ideas around technology, attention and cognition. The screensavers exist as independent states/ scores for gallery, theatre and screen spaces.
With an interest in non-neurotypical cognitive experiences, screensaver attempts to emulate a “background” state in which the movement of colour and patterns are foregrounded, in between other types of demand and activity. In this respect the work will articulate a position in dialogue with what might temporally proceed and follow in a programme of theatre pieces, or in relation to the attentional dynamics in the gallery space.
The temporarily altered- “blank”-state of the early computer screen in screen-saver mode is here imagined as a moratorium on meaning making, a pause in processing, and a space in which something else can unfold. With a particular rhythmic quality of pattern change, and off-key spatiality to prevent burn-out, the lull of screensaver will be gentle and undemanding, and quietly stimulating at the same time.
screensaver for theatre was first tested at TripSpace Trip the Light Intercontinental Drifts 4 May 2016, and was made with the dancers: Vanessa Abreu, Charlie Ashwell, James Morgan and Stella Papi and with sound-designer Jamie Forth.
screensaver 1 gallery version at Blain Southern with Bosse & Baum.
Danced by: Vanessa Abreu, Charlie Ashwell, Janine Harrington, James Morgan and Stella Papi.
Make up design: Elliot Young
Images: Carlos Jimenez