PRESENT TENSE | dance video

The work pushes the boundaries of three artistic disciplines colliding and embraces the co-presence of the virtual and material reality layers that surround us every day.

Bricks become pixels and high resolution moving images become coarse-meshed color patterns, changing and re-arranging according to the dancer’s movements.


The staging at Luxemburg Light Festival:

Instead of pursuing the optical illusions that projection mappings have become so famous for, both levels of reality remain recognizable. PRESENT TENSE explores the phenomenon of emergence – the theme of the Luxembourg Light Festival 2017 – by superimposing different aesthetic means of expression. What happens when dance is disconnected from the physical presence of a human body? Can the architectural body relocate the image in the here and now? And will a digital video still be perceived as such once the borders of the screen have vanished?

Premiere: December 15th 2017 at Luxemburg Light Festival 2017
At the Musée National d’Histoire et d’ Art (MNHA)

my function:

  • art direction
  • documentation

all credits:

  • concept & art direction: Julian Hölscher
  • sound designer: Thomas Werner (Llyphon)
  • performers: Mimi Jeong, Ruth Conradi, Frank Könen
  • production manager: Janna Schmidt
  • documentation edit: Julian Hölscher
  • camera: Till Botterweck, Julian Hölscher