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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

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screensaver for TripSpace

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
       
     

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