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)
- art direction
- 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