Expanded Fields – A moving image installation with live performance, sound and virtual reality

Ruth Gibson (Artist), Bruno Martelli (Artist), Jenny Roche (Artist), Mel Mercier (Composer)

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    Collaboration between dance artist Jenny Roche, visual artist and choreographer Ruth Gibson, artist Bruno Martelli and composer Mel Mercier with dancers Kévin Coquelard, Henry Montes and Ursula Robb.
    This installation will invite audiences into proximity with a piece of choreography, to encounter the inner worlds, images, sounds and sensations that dancers experience in the performance of a moment of dance. Film, sound installation and virtual reality spaces alongside episodic live performance will illuminate the ‘expanded fields’ emanating from this dancing moment, inviting the viewer into an intimate perspective on the complexities of individual and shared experiences of dancing together. The creative team have worked with live performance, film, Motion Capture data and sound recordings of the dancers to produce an installation which enables the audience to enter into this intimate perspective on what it means to dance a piece of choreography. The audience can encounter the live performers in the gallery at specific times throughout the two days and between performances can explore the film, sound and virtual reality traces the dancers leave behind.

    Behind this work lies a deep curiosity about how to convey the complexity of a dancing moment and to allow the feeling states and images that are experienced by dancers to be perceived by an audience. How do we create an encounter that makes us aware of our capacity to experience the world through all of our senses and to transmit these sensations between each other when we share a performance experience? It’s something ineffable, intuited and yet familiar—our ability to connect with each other on a myriad of levels at once.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2019
    EventExpanded Fields – A moving image installation with live performance, sound and virtual reality - Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
    Duration: 23 Nov 201924 Nov 2019


    • Dance
    • Choreography
    • Virtual Reality
    • Video
    • Sound
    • Film
    • Image and Text
    • Motion Capture
    • CGI
    • data
    • recording


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