Light Spot 4

10:30-12:00 Dados tirados

Presenters: Claudia Sánchez, Lucía Acuña

For Dados Tiras, the design of the space was conceived from following starting points:
• The place should be a “no place”. Although the play contains specific locations but we wanted these places to exist in the viewer’s head. We needed a playing field: abstract, dynamic, metaphorical.
• The play occurred in an unconventional space, basically a corridor with a large door at the end. The actor &; the public would be very close. No scenic machinery or electrical installation.
• The actor evokes 3 phantasmagorical characters who share a common story with no room for props.
This led us to: geometric lines, exploit door as a background, use mirrors to enlarge space, multiply the actor’s body and explore resources using light. We set up a space like a mirror box, allowing us to direct the actor’s gaze towards the spectators. He didn’t need to speak from the front to look the viewer in the eye, & was visible from several audience angles. This kind of mirroring works with the light on the subject, but illuminated from behind the mirror is translucent, opening possibilities to play. We use a projector as a light source for specific effects, such as trimming of eyes for Ofelia - decisive in the process of character construction. Also as a scenographic painting, using light on the white, neutral scenography to evoke a television show.

14:30-16:30 Interactive Dance Media

Presenters: Katarzyna Stefania Dębska, Ashlee Daniels Taylor

Katarzyna Stefania Dębska presents on her project MyLove18052018. Spatial violence of the virtual images and memory of the physical body - “I don’t think the camera lies. That is a truth” said Susan Sontag in one of her essays. In the presentation Dębska focuses on hypertextual and hyperreal (using Baudrilliard’s category) character of the reality that exists and is being shaped, especially today, between “online” and “offline”. What kind of social engagement could be built by the use of new media? How does it affect our privacy sphere? How is it being used by and for political issues? She is critically approaching the use of camera as an object itself as well as to the ephemeral image produced by this tool. Here the human body becomes a constantly redefined subject and object, its "interphysicality", the one that takes responsibility for the image and the one that becomes this image at the same moment.

Ashlee Daniels Taylor presents Anamnesis, a mixed reality participatory dance performance. It premiered in 2018 at The Advanced Center for Computing and Design, Motion Lab, in Columbus, Ohio. The work accesses improvisational structures and thinking to investigate the layered nature of human experience through creative play. In this immersive experience, the participants are invited to explore the connectivity of the roles we assume as individuals within society via awareness, movement, and choice making.

13 06 2019 10:30—12:00
Where Small Sports Hall

13 06 2019 14:30—16:30
Where Small Sports Hall