Magdalena Przybysz - dance
Marta Romaszkan - dance
Patryk Lichota - concept and music
This performance attempts at an interpretation of the concept of “Strange Loop” examining the phenomena of the perception of consciousness through an audio/visual feedback loop. Two dancers are equipped with extended senses: camera - eyes and microphone - ears Their movement on stage triggers feedback of live sound and moving image. The point of reference is a centrally placed speaker, which serves as a primary sound source creating a relationship axis with the dancers. The parameters of the audio feedback are constantly altered by the dancers’ movement through space. The visual feedback is the culminating point of the performance. First the piece brings about the awareness of the inner workings of the technology itself, then slowly transforms as “strange loops’’ overlap and affect each other. Around the feedback a narrative of discovering cognitive mechanisms, the identification of space, oneself, and another is created.
Theatre of the Eighth Day, Poznań, 30.04.2012
Lecture before performance: vimeo.com/41886721