Animating architecture: foliage chorus.

Jeyasingh, Shobana and Watt, Jane (2005) Animating architecture: foliage chorus. [Image]

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Abstract

The DVD focuses on a site-specific work created for the opening of the artsdepot building in North London. A central research focus of the dance work is explored and articulated by the DVD: the preoccupation with disrupting the perspective and role of the viewer; as well as the investigation of physical responses to specific environments and the associated spatial alignments. In addition, the DVD references a debate between the organic and the artifice of art, which is both a debate sparked by internal discussion at ResCen, and a concern manifested in dance work in Britain today. The DVD also illustrates the ways in which my work consistently seeks to challenge the construction and negotiation of contemporary identity. The combination of dialogues between myself and the collaborators together with images of the building itself, aims to allow the viewer to obtain detailed insight into the creative process of the artist. Collaborators include: architect John Thornberry; writer - Sanjoy Roy; performance footage editing - Richard Coldman; Manu Luksch - performance video, Jane Watt - Editor. Footage of the performance is featured, but this DVD makes no claims to provide a documentation of the performance: instead, it seeks to allow the viewer to understand creative process in a contemporary practitioner whose work is widely reviewed and subject to public academic analysis and criticism.

Item Type:Image
Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Media and Performing Arts
ID Code:764
Deposited On:16 Dec 2008 15:29
Last Modified:28 Oct 2014 17:19

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