Performance | Portrait: Info
“an experience to be seduced by, to breathe with”
– Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinitebody
a canary torsi’s newest collaborative project, Performance | Portrait is a responsive video installation that invites each visitor to an encounter with a performer. Grounded in questions of intimacy and connection within the performance experience, four distinguished performers were recorded maintaining their focus on a future audience. Performance | Portrait opened at The Invisible Dog Art Center, December 3, 2016.
Yanira Castro (Concept/Choreographer), Kathy Couch (Installation Artist), Stephan Moore (Interaction Designer), Julie Wyman (Filmmaker)
Anna Azrieli, Leslie Cuyjet, Peter Schmitz, David Thomson
Commissioning support for Performance | Portrait provided by The Invisible Dog Art Center and Immediate Medium, Catherine Tell Foundation, and the Creative Art Council at Brown University, as a part of The Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces (CRCI). It is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). The work was developed, in part, during a BRIClab residency at BRIC House (Brooklyn, NY), a residency with producing partner High Concept Labs (Chicago, IL) and with residency support from Gibney Dance Center (NYC), ISSUE Project Room (Brooklyn, NY) and Amherst College (MA). Additonal support provided by UC Davis, CA.
Performance | Portrait was shown as a work-in-progress at Open All Ports: 15th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology at the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College, February 25 – 27, 2016. It ran concurrently with the Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces (CRCI) at Brown University, March 4-5, 2016.
The piece opened in New York, December 3-30, 2016, at The Invisible Dog Art Center.