2006

The structure sets a geometrical framework that begins to define a physical space, and how the elements within relate.

 
Light is bounced around the space, animating its relationships. This is one area where technology is used. In this case cameras are used to observe the structure, and projectors are used to relay this back on to the structure/space. This provides an immediate feed back process that activates the iterative element of this study.
 
Sound and light have very similar properties. On a fundamental level they are doth frequencies that can carry information, invoke the awareness of space and trigger strong emotional responses in the human psyche. In this instance sound is used to invoke an emotional response and guide the performance.
 
Movement (gestures) is a very direct way to guide the observer through an experience, highlight key moments and relationships and help bring out the story. But it is also the very thing that brings life to this environment; if there was no movement, the light would be static and the reverberation would be balanced. But the moment there is movement within the space, its dynamics become alive and you can see both how they are created and their interdependence.
 
The outcome of these works is twofold - an environment the observer can experience and engage with in a playful way, and a choreographed performance that guides the observer through the story. Both portray an environment and a set of relationships that cannot be materially grasped, as they transform if you try to touch them. But instead they define a set of dynamics that can be danced with, and in so doing, animate the ineffable relationship each one of us has with the world we create.