Chasing the Pools

“Chasing the Pools” is an immersive performance/installation working with integra-ting the live presence of dancers into the landscape of a multi-channel live-mix video installation. Often the two present very different viewing circumstances that remain independent of one another.

Through live-feed cameras the movement of dancers was mixed into the alpha channel of 3 video mixes. Their lit bodies became one moving image, dematerializing or re-materializing the body, while the background remained another. The dancers were able to monitor how they were affecting the composited image, essentially dancing with the image.

These channels were projected onto numerous scrims in a large tree grove. Twelve channels of sound by live musicians were mixed and spatialized throughout the site. The architecture of a tree grove naturally imposed a de-centralized structure upon the viewer where one’s experience was shaped by the act of meandering through, never being allowed a view of the whole.

Credits:
CAROLE KIM, direction, video
JESSE GILBERT, sound design/spatialization
YORGOS ADAMIS, wind instruments
G.E. STINSON, electric guitar
LIZ HOEFNER, choreography, dancer


Videographers:
ASTRA PRICE, live mix
PABLO MOLINO, live mix
BETH BIRD, live-feed
EVE LUCKRING, live-feed
MAILE COLBERT, live-feed
ADELE HORNE, documentation
MIRABELLE ANG, documentation


Dancers:
MAGGIE LEE
BELINDA CHENG
SARA LEDDY
AMY DORE
DEBORAH ROSEN

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