- Online Dancefestival SideBySide-net, 1st Prize Audience Award
- PUPILA DILATADA 2010 "FEDAME"
(International Festival of Dance and Electronic Media Mexico)
"Der Wahnsinn der Liebe lässt uns in eine Art Abhängigkeit geraten, welcher man machtlos ausgeliefert ist.
Es beginnt ein Kampf gegen sich selbst und den Menschen, den man liebt.
Ein Kampf um etwas, das nicht mehr existiert, aber dennoch nicht aufgegeben werden kann, aus Angst das Alte zu verlieren und dem Neuen nicht standhalten zu können.
Lovecircle erzählt die Geschichte von dem, was einst jeder erfährt, nämlich das Liebe sterben kann."
"The madness of love drives us into a dependency to which we are helplessly committed. We start a fight against ourselves and the one we love. The fight is over something that does not exist anymore but can not be given up, as we are afraid to lose the intimate and not able to bear up against the new. Lovecircle tells a story about something everybody may once experience: love dying."
Idee/Konzept: Laura Keil
Tanz: Laura Keil
Kamera: Karoliina Paasonen
Schnitt: Soheyla Mohajer
Musik: Daniel Roth
Ella Condon is a Sydney based artist whose practice investigates the experience of presence within spaces that have been reinvented. Condon interacts with spaces through photography, sound, video and installation based practice.
The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating
a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For
our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by
Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was
recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the
images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud),
so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.
The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the
digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts
to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the
performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the
random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering
a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality
of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer,
as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.
The body â€“ constant and indefinite at the same time â€“ â€œburstsâ€ the space
already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self
and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the
otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it
a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does
not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body
movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static,
inconsistent forms the body is â€œpaintingâ€, a new reality space emerges whose
simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.
Ella Condon is an artist working with photography, video and installation. Laura Ward is a dancer and choreographer from New York. This work was filmed at the abandoned Willowbrook State School located at Staten Island, NY. L’empreinte, meaning something that remains could reference a footprint, or a feeling, or something learned a long time ago. This work makes reflection upon the echoes and memories within this space.
Collaboration with Laura Ward, Octavia Dance Company NY
Screened at the New York Fringe Festival, 2011
Dancer: Laura Ward
Music: Michel Ayello
Video: Ella Condon