Benthic Light

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Benthic Light 

Art Commons Gallery, UCSD March 16, 2017 

multi-media installation and performance with audio-visual score

1 hour duration, dimensions variable.

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“…space is not a lethargic and passive expanse supported by a Cartesian endoskeleton. 

It is rather a realm of coiled tension, laden with energy…” 

– Vilem Flusser in Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

 

Benthic Light, 2017, is a collaborative multi-media installation, performance, and audio-visual score. The work features movement by Aurora Lagattuta, sound by Elisabet Curbelo-Gonzalez, and visuals by Maya VanderSchuit.  Benthic Light uses a loose narrative structure and improvisational score to create a mythic, marine dreamworld. It explores human and octopi phenomenologies in relationship to the natural world and the fluid boundaries of screen space. Choreography responds to audio-visual elements that are simultaneously urban and organic, digital and real-time, humanoid and animal.