Through the ability to codify recallable images we are granted access to the past. But the codification
need not reflect our lived experience. New forms can be discovered through novel reinterpretation of spatiotemporal relationships.
Forms that reference our natural experiences but are bent under a special logic to expand imagination.
A metaphor for the formation of relationship, Hesitation depicts two individuals encountering one another in a space where movement is met with disruption. As one attempts to understand the other through uncertain exchanges, they find themselves powerfully connected.
In creating the work, the performers were shown a real time video system that
distorted the place and timing of their movements. The video is a composition
of the choreography and imagery resulting from the experimentation.
The processing technique used is similar to slit scan photography, created with custom software tools for both real time interaction and high resolution composition. The real time software is written in openFrameworks; the composition tools in Objective-C/Cocoa. The realtime software has found a home within the the ofxSlitScan open source project.
The sound score was created by Daniel Peterson in SuperCollider and MATLAB using the processes of wavelet analysis and synthesis and granular layering.
Space provided by the University of Washington Department of Dance, Seattle.
Equipment provided by the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS).
Hesitation @ The Big Screen Project New York, New York.
October 16th 2010
Hesitation @ Pixilerations [v.7] Providence, Rhode Island.
October 6th 2010
Hesitation @ ICMC 2010 Stony Brook, New York.
June 4th 2010
Hesitation @ 6th annual Directors Lounge Berlin, Germany.
February 12th 2010