Im/mediations: 9x9x9

Teoma Naccarato (Artist), John MacCallum (Designer), Liam Morgan (Other), Silvia Sisto (Performer), Dmytro Grynov (Performer), Patrycja Maslowska (Performer), Momo Fabienne (Performer), Tanner Fujita (Performer), Diana Thielen (Performer), Melissa Panlasigui (Performer), Tiziano Portas (Performer), Sergio Guerra Abril (Performer), Maria Kousi (Performer)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchPerformance


Im/mediations: 9x9x9 is a series of 9 livestream performances – featuring 9 soloists – fragmented and reconfigured in closeup from 9 unique perspectives. Each livestream is a kinetic portrait – a 90-minute exposure, in which movement pushes at the seams of stillness.

Each livestream spans 90-minutes, during which the soloist performs a minimalist score of sustained stillness, punctuated by abrupt gestural shifts. Within each stretch of stillness, the closeup framings from 9 simultaneous angles reveal micro-movements beyond the performer’s control. Throughout, the performer engages in a practice called “Interstitial Listening“, aligning each inhale, exhale, and gesture with the dynamic temporality of an irregular metronome, negotiating gaps between the timing of their action and intention.

The 9 livestream performances took place from November 1-17, 2022. The virtual audience was invited to arrive and depart anytime throughout each livestream, and to return for multiple streams over the course of 3 weeks.

Overall, the 9 livestreams, filmed from 9 simultaneous angles, generated 81 full-HD videos. Based on the detailed temporal score shared by all performers, the 81 ninety-minute videos can be synchronised in post-production. These 81 synchronised videos will be used to generate two new projects: firstly, a large-scale video wall in which they unfold contemporaneously; and secondly, a video installation in which the 81 videos are mapped onto multiple surfaces and inter-spliced to explore their collective potential.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022

Bibliographical note

Choreography & Video Editing: Teoma Naccarato
Music & Multi-Channel Video System Design: John MacCallum
Director of Photography: Liam Morgan
Performers: Silvia Sisto, Dmytro Grynov, Patrycja Maslowska, Momo Fabienne Tanner Fujita, Diana Thielen, Melissa Panlasigui, Tiziano Portas, Sergio Guerra Abril, Maria Kousi

Additional Information

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


  • livestream
  • stillness
  • video dance
  • synchronisation
  • kinetic portrait


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