A collaboration of Digital Artist Chris Ziegler with Dancer Unita Gay Galiluyo and Composer Hugo Paquete.
Ovid's ‘pygmalion’ redefined - a body in morphogenesis. A solo performance, where the dancer is using digital, visual, sensory sonic technology and haptic material interactions to create a corpus of images and generated sounds.
corpus generates life a visual and acoustic environment through movement. It focusses the view on the moving body, gives the viewer space for imagination and creates a visual and sonic poetry, while the dance evolves.
The dance has three parts: The performance begins with an invisible body. Movement can only be recognized through an interactive light costume. The light figurine develops shape and character, finally exhausting itself. In the second part the dancer is filling out another’s body skin. A glowing body animates the space. In the third part of the trilogy the dancer’s own skin is his object of interest, moving in a semitransparent cocoon. The cocoon tears apart and the dancer interacts with acoustic traces of his recorded breathing and movements of past dances. CORPUS uses complex electronic media, simple flash lights and material interactions with costumes, generating a haptic, visual and acoustic imaginative space through movement.
is partly based on scenes from 'corpus pygmalion'
, which premiered Dec 2011 at Center fro Art and Media, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
Support by Goethe Institute Taipei
and Scenofest of World Stage Design 2017