ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The videos follow the development of 10 dresses. Each dress is made in short playful sessions in different outdoor locations, and as process/performances they lead and approach the space of an event where the outcome is revealed. The process culminates with 10 dancers, wearing the dresses building formations of increasing complexity to the sound of 10 voices in 10 languages and to the imagery of expanding magnitudes as influenced by the Eames’s Powers of Ten movie of 1968.
The project was a collaboration between designer, educator, artist Martha Skinner of 10^10 and garment designer Brooke Priddy of Ship to Shore with Susan and Giles from The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, new-media artist Gene A. Felice II from the Creative Technology and Art Center (hosted by the Odyssey Community School), acoustical engineer, Scott Shepard from Kuma Sonics, sound artist, Elisa Faires with Kimathi Moore, and the theorist and media-artist David McConville from Elumenati and the Buckminster Fuller Institute for the 10^10 Blow Out event which culminated on 10/10/11 at 10:10 p.m.
The performance, curated by Martha Skinner represents the exponential power of design, the mission of 10^10.
For more information about 10^10, visit 10to10.org
Footage collected: Gene A. Felice II and Martha Skinner
Video: mother/daughter team, Sophia Hecker and Martha Skinner
Sound piece: Shedding Skin 2 by Elisa Faires