An interactive/media artwork for one person at a time. Each participant enters a large, dark space containing two circles of projected film imagery presented within an immersive sound environment. One image floats upon a disc of white sand and the other on a circle of white dust. Participants’ movements direct and affect the filmic image and spatialised audio experience. Throughout the work a layer of dust (an artificial life form) slowly eats away and infuses itself deep into the imagery and sound. Each person has 10 minutes alone with the work. Their movement through the space continually affects speed, quality, balance and flow within the work. At the end of the experience they are invited to climb a lit platform and cast dust back onto the images below.
1: Capture 4 Festival, 16–21 March, 2006, Institute For Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, England. Curated by Vivienne Gaskin and Portland Green.
2: Video Component shown at Northern Stage, 16–20 January 2007, (Stage Three), Newcastle, England. Curated by Charlotte Vincent.
3: On Edge Festival, 22-25th July, 2008, Jute Theatre, KickArts, Cairns, Australia.
4: Brisbane Festival 30 July–2 August, 2008, Judith Wright Centre For Contemporary Arts, Brisbane Australia.
5. Video featured on Sounds-rite
TEAM: Keith Armstrong (Artistic director), Charlotte Vincent (Co-Artistic Director Vincent Dance Thetare), Guy Webster (Sound Director)
PARTNERS: Arts Council of England, Australia Council For The Arts, QUT Creative Industries, On Edge Arts, Vincent Dance Theatre, Arts Queensland, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Centre for Media Research (CMR), University of Ulster.
Shifting Intimacies resulted from an ICA/Arts Council England co-commission for Capture 4 and was generously supported by a residency at the Centre for Media Research (CMR) at the University of Ulster. Site Gallery and Vincent Dance Theatre also leant time and precious resources. Shifting Intimacies was further supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Capture4 is managed by PortlandGreen, for Arts Council England. We would also like to thank Joc Curran from The Zoo, Julie Dean and Marion Conrow for their generous support. Shifting Intimacies 2008 showings were supported by the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Art, The Brisbane Festival 2008 and The On-Edge Festival 2008 - with special thanks due to Stefan Greder and Bonemap.