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VISION OF WONDER: A piece for movement and the magic lantern

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 12pm to 6pm ( without interruption )
Admission: Free
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY

Conjuring the technological transformative ghost-energy of Loie Fuller (1862-1928) — modern dance pioneer, media innovator and creator of hypnotic spectacles — four artists channel this heritage in an all-day drop-in performance-meditation on light and movement. Choreographer Jody Sterling, artist Amy-Claire Huestis, artist Suzanne Déry, and composer Omar Zubair will come together to invoke a space outside of time, bridging art nouveau and the contemporary. Drop in and become a part of this continually-developing tableau vivant mystérieuse.

Hand-operated plasma light magic lanterns, bodies in movement, and mysterious luminous images produce a situation of happenstance for the audience, a gentle human element unfamiliar and delightful in this day.

Amy-Claire Huestis makes a space to encounter the mysterious and to suspend a state of wonder in her interdisciplinary practice of expanded painting, light, and experimental media. One of her unique projects is to pioneer the re-invention of the magic lantern projector. She brings the device and its form forward with the contemporary technology of plasma light and with her own painted and shadow-cut light pictures. With her seeing machines and seeing tools, she casts a historic and mystical perspective on the phenomena of the image.

Omar Zubair is utilizing skills developed and continually honed through art practice, scientific experimentation, and trans-ethnographic participation. He has been focusing on expanding the scope of reality by creating a process of bringing back artifacts from the dream place, catalysing the growth of new sensory organs via confocal synaesthetics, and building placetimes & languages from which multi-species groups can come together into temporary superorganisms.

Suzanne Déry’s practice involves a range of transformative materials: sunlight, print, sculpture, and installation. Without defining a fixed outcome within her practice, its focus suggests a connection between herself and the unknown. Searching to make this connection, one work leads to another, exists within an evolving and fluid state of positioning through intuitive experimentation with material. For Sue, the true outcome of the work lies within this pursuit.

Jody Sperling is a dancer, choreographer and the founder/Artistic Director of Time Lapse Dance. Sperling has forged a unique dance technique inspired by dance pioneer Loïe Fuller that investigates the body’s impact on the environment. Internationally regarded as the leading exponent of Fuller’s genre, she has taken the idiom into innovative directions. Sperling’s explorations have led her to dance on Arctic sea ice and to make choreography merging dance with climate science. Sperling is the choreographer, creative consultant and dance coach for the upcoming French feature film La Danseuse inspired by Fuller’s life.


May 14
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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