One moment. Infinity of possibilities. The violence of choice.
ToGetHer (by Francesca Jandasek) is a multimedia work exploring the before and after of a lifetime of moments between two people. ToGetHer includes movement and original artwork, music and text, which, when combined, create a unique amalgam of visual, aural and kinesthetic experiences. The feel of this work alternates between an atmosphere of time-lapse and slow motion moments underscored by unique movement, which illustrates the story through connected vignettes. The soundtrack punctuates the different movement vocabularies and the artwork is woven into the performance through video projections.
“Hi! I’m the Internet/Street Signs/your SmartPhone/Advertisements/Facebook/[insert other technology or media here], and I control your life. Would you like fries with that?”
In the face of virtual “online personas” and a technologically-driven consumer culture, where consumption, visual, physical and otherwise is encouraged, Me@t (by Stephanie Y Jolivet), a multimedia, solo performance asks the question, does a material female body stand a chance, or is she relegated to just another piece of meat? Using a cell phone, projected stills and video pulled from wanderings through virtual and material space together with contemporary movement, Me@t becomes an interactive performance where moving images, personal technology and bodily movement need each other to – transgress? uphold? redirect? reproduce?