10/Nov/12 Sonica: Sonic art for the visually minded 2012 in CCA Glasgow
23/Mar/13 Let's Dance Exhibition at MacRobert Art Centre Stirling
21/Oct/13 DANCE LIVE - Dance Film Showcase at Belmont Picturehouse
17/Jul/14 VIII São Carlos Videodance Festival
A digital dance & sound collaboration between Jung In Jung, Skye Reynolds, Tamsyn Russell and filmmaker Chih Peng Lucas Kao. This piece has been performed at NEON Digital Art Festival 2011, Dundee; and InSpace 2012, Edinburgh.
Influenced by opposition, 'Oblique Theorem' blurs the boundaries between mechanical and digital, geometric and non-geometric, exploring 'the 'choreography of sound.' Inspired by 'steampunk', the composition begins scratching, stretching, pulling and progresses into tension with sustained and harmonious notes which blur the brutal mechanical with musical tones. The sound design corresponds with an improvised physical score during which the dancers animate and sculpt the sound by manipulating the wires on the hacked game controllers (Gametrak) which are interconnected and fixed on the floor in a triangle formation. Data relating to position and length of the wires is programmed into MAX MSP.
The film is edited to further blur and push the boundaries of movement and time, creating a dynamic, dream-like narrative where the dancers are trapped and seduced by wires and sound.
Jung In Jung is a sound artist / designer from South Korea who has been primarily Scottish-based in recent years. She enjoys adapting and blending her sound design with various other art forms.
Skye Reynolds is an Edinburgh-based choreographer and performer who is currently developing digital-dance performance and installation work for all-ages. She is Dance Artist in Residence with Imaginate, North Edinubrgh Arts and Dance Base.
Tamsyn Russell is a UK-based dancer, originally from New Zealand. Having worked with many established choreographers in New Zealand, she is now a choreographic assistant and performer with Janis Claxton Dance, and has recently toured Scotland and China.
Chih Peng Lucas Kao is an award-winning Taiwanese filmmaker, based in Edinburgh. His short film, “A Lifetime” has been screened in The Cameo, The Arches and Phoenix Cinema in London. As well as developing narrative films, he is keen to explore multi-platform collaborations, with a focus on dance and sound.
Sound Artist: Jung In Jung
Choreography and Performance:
Skye Reynolds and Tamsyn Russell
Chih Peng Lucas Kao
Chih Peng Lucas Kao
With thanks to Dance Base