1999 -2001 Hybrid Live Performance
A performance unraveling the strange nature of dual identity. Dropping sequences of dance, film, digital art and sound into the same performance environment, exploring the body as digital image. Viking Shoppers unfolds as an intriguing mix of new media work. Both the design and choreography are inspired by the physical and cultural landscapes of Iceland, and the dual identity present in telematic performance and motion capture. Live dancers explore relationships with their virtual, digital, and spiritual selves through the use of interactive movement sequences and real-time ascii cameras. Viking Shoppers features the celebrated music of Icelandic band Sigur Rós.
2001 Encontros ACARTE – Centre de Arte Moderna, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal.
2000 Hoxton Hall, London.
2000 Digital Summer, The Green Room, Manchester.
2000 Scratch Dancers, video installation – NOW Festival, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham.
2000 Curtain Theatre, Toynbee Hall, London.
2000 Jackson’s Lane Theatre, London.
1999 Virtual Ruth, video installation – London Electronic Arts, LUX Centre, Hoxton Square, London.
Hybrid Live Performance
Performers: Mark Bruce, Ruth Gibson, Joanne Fong,Yumino Seki, Carolyn Roy, Alex Campos, Ines Jaques, Maria Joao Garcia.
Trapeze/Strop: Kirsty Little.
Lighting Design: Guy Hoare.
Costume: I.E.Uniform & Vexed Generation.
Music: Sigur Rós
Concept & design: Gibson / Martelli
Dedicated to the memory of Asta Wathen