Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Opening Day - Remote Landscape Explorations

Renee Rhodes, director, choreographer, cartographer, and body-space specialist, provides us with a unique opportunity for marking personal movement as travel.  (Geological accoutrement to complement this trip are provided). The terrain of the body, with its range of motion, is overlaid onto the fractal experience of a coastline--folding, extending, akimbo, annotated . . . You Are Here.

About the show:

In the spirit of expeditions and explorations of days gone by, this is an account of embodied surveys and journeys through places that we increasingly discover and know without ever leaving home. You know, remotely or through a digital interface. Through choreographic maps, a piece of choreography for camera and associated artifacts we follow three women as they move through spaces and times situated on the disorienting edge between reality and virtuality. They explore methodologies for movement as a mapping technology -- a technology that can imaginatively inscribe a physical memory of landscape upon our overly Google-earthed understandings of the places that we inhabit or explore.

About the artist:

Renée Rhodes is a San Francisco-based artist focusing on intersections between dance, technology and natural phenomena. Her video, dance and installation work has most notably been featured at SomaArts, San Francisco, Velocity Dance Center,Seattle, La Sala SAM in Santiago, Chile, Nexus Art Gallery in Manchester, UK, and as a part of the Big Screen Project in New York City. Her writing, Moving Makes a Map was recently published in Media Fields Journal. See what she makes @ reneeArhodes.com

Stop in Friday, June 1st at 7pm, on your way to the Murmur, to meet Renée Rhodes in life and behind the lens. 

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