We are hard at work for Floating Point Waves and we have video to prove it! Footage will be posted soon!
Added by LEIMAY on March 13, 2012 at 9:04pm — No Comments
absorbing from the surrounding, forming in to reflection of it,
transforming in to new and different yet the same.
slowmoving, deformed. time stops.
shapeless. birth. identityless.
reaching a shape, moment of stillness and suddenly dissolving again. disappearing.
Added by Eija Ranta on October 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The present, the next present...and the next present/In the future I will/Let's bring back the zombies/
be able to be invisible/Zombies or robots?/The future will become more detailled/repetition to acceed new possibilities with the body/Objects are extension of your body/less room for chaos/more control/
chaos vs clarity/I don t know if I am makig sense/I'am having a converstion using my body with your brain which I don t control and understand/Oh God! it's alive!/Ready?
Added by Simon Courchel on December 1, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Elke & Kira:
We appreciated the openness of the situation; showing work where you are and where you are in your life. Sharing an experience, not just sharing something outside of yourself.
In this discussion, we want to see more of what artists do in rehearsal, connecting ideas about a future body and your rehearsal processes. How is a future body envisioned and rehearsed?
Added by Luyten on December 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This old town's
filled with sin
and it'll swallow you in
if you've got
some money to burn
take it home
you've got three years to pay
is waiting his turn
this old earthquake's gonna leave me in the poorhouse
it feels like this whole town's insane
on the 31st floor
a gold-plated door
won't keep out the Lord's burning rain
Added by LEIMAY on December 7, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments
Strings and water and light and waves- it's the stuff the universe is made of.
We have been dealing with it in every rehearsal for Floating Point Waves and we would like to be able to share our hard work and explorations with you!
Help us bring this experience to you! Donate…Continue
Added by LEIMAY on March 7, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments
We are at the beginning of an epic online fundraiser experience. Excitement and hope are high!
It will take more than our positive outlook to keep this thing going. We will need your support now more than ever!
Even if you only share the site link to your friends it is appreciated! And no amount donated is too small. Just about everyone has at least $2 in pocket change hanging around with dust bunnies! Put it…
Added by LEIMAY on March 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
* viewing the room trying to balance atop wood blocks, it appeared so extra-ordinary. context can make anything performative
* i thought of how much balance is requried just to stand up, a series of minute adjustments that keep us vertical. moving is a result of losing balance. but then to balance an egg on the floor, it achieves zero point. do we have a zero point? eat like a baby, balance like a baby (egg) - how did we get so far away from this?
* i found myself equating…Continue
Added by Ian Wen on December 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Difference in describing and becoming (a scent etc.).
Internal vs. external impulse.
"dance is not movement".
Keep body as passive matter, but have desire. This contradiction creates a dance, because
desire always has a direction. How do you transform the image you have into your body? -This is your work.
Slow motion vs. movement that is slow as a result.
-don't remove yourself from the reality, stay awake.
With emotions body goes…Continue
Added by Eija Ranta on November 23, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Here are some of my reflections across the two days of the open rehearsals:
There is an enormous difference that is VISABLE in thought and practice, "not thinking" is not unorganized, it is changed and directional but typically begins with an idea of play.
A color body in opposite color space is infecting, a body morphing from the inside or being pressed all around. The color and it's space are influenced by one another. Does yellow move freely through orange but is…
Added by Michael Ring on December 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The event at New Museum and the questioned posed by Leimay: "What is the Future Body?" were opportunities to dig deeper within ourselves and our community.
Most speakers and presenters referenced the future body inside the framework of past ideas of not yet realized concepts. When asked a question about the future, we only have the past as a source to inform our answer. Thus, I am left wondering how would the same question be answered to a similar group in the…Continue
When the egg finally stood, it was a magical feeling. As if lightness had suddenly lifted all its weight upwards into the sky. I had been holding it with such gentle guidance for so long, wondering what tiny molecular balance it would take to reach equilibrium, and finally I pulled my fingers away as quickly as possible when it happened. I felt the watery weight catch gravity on every side of its shell.
On the wooden block, it was first a process of lifting, just…Continue
Added by Zavé Martohardjono on November 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
To accept the notion of "becoming" as central involves both a tearing down and a freeing up to build. On the one hand, we have to watch certain notions that we like very much, formerly steady and eternal, sink and crumble into steaming, swirling murk. Some of these are pretty important navigational maps.
But then so on the other hand, as those maps disappear, the world behind them eventually (after some blind scrabbling around) starts to come into focus on its own terms.…Continue
Added by Hock Trill on October 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
In many ways I feel that all of our studies at The New Museum transcended the pedestrian. For me, the state of being aware of the body - by that, I mean, the temporary shift of awareness (an energy shift) from the brain to body - is NOT a pedestrian act. It is the antithesis of pedestrian. I agree with Shige: "The pedestrian body is a thinking body."
Throughout my experience as a participant, I was engaged in the process of shifting awareness (or energy) from my brain…Continue
Added by Tara Fenamore on December 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I was really excited about Kota's footwork-shapeshifting exercise. For a past performance, I worked in a similar way, but doing it in the context of the workshop clarified some things for me. I had been exploring what I thought of as popping and locking with characters, listening to a lot of hip-hop and trying to combine the dancing style with the aliases, reoccurring slang, and collage of samples and breakbeats of the songs. In the same way that a b-boy/girl's arm comes out of nowhere and…Continue
Added by Hock Trill on November 7, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
When I was first tackling the concept of borders there were many examples that came to mind fairly quickly. Some of these examples were metaphorical and others more concrete - all of them sharing what I now consider to have been a weakness in my foundational understanding of what a border can be. I was constantly envisioning a structure that divided two things. Perhaps these things were once one thing. Perhaps they had actually never made contact with each other, and the drama before me was…Continue
Added by Jeff M. Shortt on September 13, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments
Being born in Finland does not make me resistant to the cold weather.
I have started to get spontaneous images pop into my mind of warm places I have adventured to sometime in my life: bright blue skies, green grass, sand, sea water, soft caressing breeze on the skin.. -as if my mind was totally rejecting the present reality:
cold. rain. wind. snow. damp... Having random memories of places or…Continue
Added by Eija Ranta on March 8, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
You feel it in the fingertips of the heart. Blind. Reaching out through the central nervous system. Carving into you like clay, working through you like putty. For a moment it rests behind the eyes, and you stop, paralyzed. Because before you know what it is, you see it in its entirety. And its too much. The world is too rigid and time is too steady and it will never fit, there's no place. Its hopeless and you haven't even begun. Oceans of peach pits…Continue
Added by Derek DiMartini on October 26, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments
When confronting the concept of BORDERS there is a relationship that I feel is necessary to investigate before defining the term. That relationship is the dichotomy of natural and unnatural borders, the difference between them, and how they interact with each other to divide the world we live in.
A great mountain range is a perfect example of a natural border. It is a collection of pillars created by the movement of the earth. These pillars control the weather that we experience,…
Added by Jeff M. Shortt on May 2, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
In his workshop, Maximilian Balduzzi said something about giving oneself over to the Time in the Space. Something about how it had been a long, hard-fought battle to get to the point where he was able to accept the fact that, facing a rehearsal time, he would be in the Space for the…Continue
Added by Hock Trill on March 2, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments