AXIS – anatomy of space

Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts

AXIS - anatomy of space is a collaboration between Good Company Arts and renowned artists Joyce Beetuan Koh, PerMagnus Lindborg, Tanya Carlson, Jac Grenfell, Donnine Harrison and artists of the Royal New Zealand Ballet with director Daniel Belton.

We are each made up of photons. Photons are particles of light. Light is inspiration. Every space has an ‘anatomy’. The visualisation of sound for AXIS arrives through a music notation system synchronised to the generation of pure light – expanded points and lines. This virtual acoustic architecture creates a dialogue with the dancing figure - illuminating song cycles in a cosmic choreography of light.

Optical devices, along with mapping and sound technologies alter how the human body is perceived in space and in time. Sequenced code renders breathing geometry that is traversed by the dancer in motion during this 35 minute digital transmission. The dancers are conductors travelling through a space tensioned with the happening of projected light.

We are story-telling beings as much as we are electrical beings. AXIS opens thresholds of dimension and leads us to more possibilities for reading space. Through the eye of the camera we expose the interior essence of movement, and investigate how gravity can affect a choreographic relationship to line. AXIS creates a new search with the human figure in space - as projected film and processed sound performance combine. Nothing is in stasis. 

Jun 21-22 2017
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium
60 mins

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