One can make out the surface only by placing any dark-colored object on the ground

POSTPONED TO FALL 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

***Due to circumstances beyond our control, this work-in-progress event has been POSTPONED until fall, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.***

PERFORMANCE, FILM/VIDEO, WORK IN PROGRESS

London-based artist Hannah Rickards offers a preliminary look at her work-in-progress production, which features the choreography of a moving camera and a group of performers.

One can make out the surface only by placing any dark-colored object on the ground refers to how one can navigate in polar whiteout conditions by placing an object on the ground and continuing to place the object in front of you as you move forward. By this successive act, an image is formed, which can be viewed as a visual score for performance.

Inspired by the graphic scores of Morton Feldman that explore musical composition as spatial terrain, Rickards approaches the infrastructure of Studio 1 in a similar fashion. A cable-suspended camera is maneuvered throughout the space in relation to the performers to capture wide aerial shots as well as close-up detail of their gestures.

This free presentation will give audiences a glimpse of the artist’s process as she works out the early stages of this ongoing film project.

Curator:: 
Victoria Brooks

EMPAC facilitates the production of new work at many stages of development, from inception to completion. Work-in-progress presentations offer a unique glimpse into this process and allow audiences to interact with ideas as they materialize. Attendance to all work-in-progress events is free.

Dates: 
Performance
Hannah Rickards
POSTPONED TO FALL 2016
Studio 1—Goodman
September 29, 2016, 8PM

EMPAC 2015–16 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.