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The interactive installation ‘Mozart real-time Quintett’ at Spot On MozART

Spot On MozART

October 13-14, 2022

Mozarteum, Salzburg, AT

Fulldome Screening: ‘Liminal Spaces‘, ‘Future Room‘ and ‘site-inflexion‘ at Spot On MozART

Spot On MozART

October 13-14, 2022

Mozarteum, Salzburg, AT

‘Flood’ at Spotlight

The facade of the listed building known as the Old Dogana in Feldkirch, Austria, is part of the dynamic projection mapping "Flood", whose visual basis is the text volume of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" adopted in 1948. (Martin Kusch and Ruth Schnell)

Spotlight

October 5-8, 2022

Alte Dogana, Neustadt 37, Feldkirch, AT

passage

The body as an interface

interactive-tactile choreographic installations

2007

Spectators collaborate with each other to influence the media environment by activating tactile sensors distributed on the performers’ bodies and in the installation (multi-user artistic environments).

In passage, each of the composing elements – images, sounds, and choreography – is developed into specific scenes and motives. Inside a theatre or a gallery, the spectator enters an intimate space to find him- or herself in a tête-à-tête with one performer, whose body is offered as an interface to the media environment, a terrain for exploration. In response to the spectator’s interventions, she draws from a bank of previously-defined behaviours and choreographic scenes, and alternates between performative states that are very different, depending to the scene (auto-manipulation, solicitation-retreat, zipper, system reset, conversation, greeting dance, grimace, Sears, and standby).

Each of these scenes is articulated within a specific visual and sound environment, always in relation to the themes of social interaction, intimacy, playfulness, and mutual availability. passage was presented in a variety of contexts – a museum, a dance festival, and an electronic arts festival – triggering a range of reactions from spectators, from a collaborative “jam session” with the performer to more contemplative, sensitive and playful interaction.

 

 

Credits

Concept and artistic direction: Martin Kusch and Marie-Claude Poulin
Choreographic work: Marie-Claude Poulin
Contribution to the choreographic research: Benoît Lachambre and Dominique Porte
Dramaturg: Armando Menicacci
Dance and performance: Catherine Tardif
Media environment and visual performance: Martin Kusch
Composition and sound performance: Alexandre St-Onge
Collaboration to the sound environment: Alexander Wilson
Installation/scenography: Martin Kusch in collaboration with Éric Belley
Costume: Linda Brunelle
Light design: Éric Belley
Sensor system: Technology Playgroup Inc. and Samuel St-Aubin
Consultation to the software programming: Alexandre Burton
Technical direction: Éric Belley

Residency:

Centre de création O Vertigo, Montreal
Circuit Est Centre Chorégraphique, Montreal

With the support of:

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts,
Conseil des Arts de Montréal

Exhibitions / Shows

2009 Agora de la Danse, Montreal / CA

2008 Cynetart festival, Festpielhaus Hellerau, Dresden / DE

2008 Fabrik Potsdam, Potsdam / DE

2008 Tanztendenzen festival, Pommersches Landesmuseum, Greifswald / DE

2007 Bains numeriques, Enghien-les-Bains / FR