January 8, 2011, 7pm
3rd Ward (map)
A remarkable installation and two stunning films that delve into movement and sound in a most haunting way.
Below the Metal, Skin by Ann Robideaux and Alexandra Shilling
In the belly of a machine (ship), a man and woman appear to have grown out of the mechanism, operating its parts in repetition and maneuvering through unwelcoming spaces. The piece utilizes both site and movement to explore dualities: human and machine, skin and metal, task and pleasure, water and steel as all footage was shot aboard the Tender “Lilac”, a steamship docked on Manhattan’s Pier 40. Through sound and video, we transpose site into a blank space, allowing the audience to relocate to this re-imagined world.
below the metal, skin is a multi-channel installation with three screens and three sound sources, two ambient and one composed of sounds recorded on-location by Australia-based sound artist Camilla Maling.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Ann Robideaux and Alexandra Shilling
brought to life by: Alberto Denis and Heather Inglis
VIDEOGRAPHY: Skye MacLeod and Ann Robideaux
ORIGINAL SOUND: Camilla Maling (AUS)
EDITING: Alexandra Shilling
COSTUMES: Elizabeth Dran
MAKE-UP: Kathryn Shearing
Encounter by Einy Åm Sparks
Encounter explores the curiosity, fear and mistrust that is so common when faced with something (or someone) unfamiliar, and the constant shift between resistance and acceptance, to finally arrive at a place of humbleness and mutual understanding. The video is in two parts, and originally screened as part of a commissioned piece for dance, video and string quartet in five sections to music by Magnar Åm.
The Burial Line by Alexx Shilling
It began on a roof, was transported to a 1933 Steam Ship for 8 performers,
then extracted for one dancer and taken back to the roof.
one woman represents many
one woman, one site, many traces
one body readies for and resists burial
Performance, Choreography and Editing : Alexandra Shilling
Cinematography and Transfer : Janusz Jaworski
Original Sound : Julio C. Montero
made in conversation with ann and alexx make dances