"Adagio for Jon and Helena" (2009, 5:02, HD 1080p reduced to 720p for Vimeo) is a continuous take digital recording of a live solo liquid light projection performance dedicated to my liquid light teachers Jon Greene and Helena Lebrun. Jon Greene studied liquid light projection with Helena Lebrun who had studied with liquid light projection pioneer Elias Romero. I was fortunate to learn liquid technique from both Jon and Helena when I joined them in the Single Wing Turquoise Bird multi-media light show ensemble. In late 1968 I developed the unique liquid technique seen here so that I could take a solo break during an SWTB ensemble performance. I have recently revisited liquid projection and have been enjoying the physical immediacy inherent in this particular form of direct gestural expression. As with much of my absolute animation performance work, it is the affective power found at the edges of gestural control and indeterminate chaos that interests me.

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