a meditation on fragility.
This is a video edit of Stalker Theatre’s work ENCODED, first presented at Carriageworks in Sydney.
ENCODED is an immersive aerial dance performance and installation that uses the latest interactive technologies to build a projected digital environment that responds to the movements of the performers.
Mired in flesh, tethered to our organs, we are coded into being and stagger forward on our bones into the crackling, jagged place where sensation and abstraction collide. Dreaming of edens, we build our fragile campsites from concrete and girder, and gaze through screens at our makings. The pixels shimmer, the atoms swirl. We move and our eddies sweep away our tenderly crafted spaces. We are haunted by the iron promise of dissolution.
Performers Lee-Anne Litton, Miranda Wheen, Rick Everett, Timothy Ohl
Conception and direction David Clarkson
Digital artist - interactive systems Andrew Johnston
Digital artist - virtual costumes Alejandro Rolandi
Digital artist - architectural mapping design Sam Clarkson
Choreographer Paul Selwyn Norton
Composer Peter Kennard
Costume designer Annemaree Dalziel
Multimedia dramaturg and consultant Kate Richards
Lighting designer Mike Smith
Digital production and operation Andrew Bluff
Video Documentation: Sam James and Denis Beaubois