Recorded or Rendered Work - Performance

SMALL DETAILS

Rebecca Jensen, Melissa Jones, Kasey Lack, Sandra Parker, David Franzke, Rhian Hinkley, Jenny Hector

Dancehouse | Published : 2016

Abstract

A new live performance, Small Details extends the focus in Sandra Parker's practice on minimal movement and gestural action. The work uses a series of automated kinetic sculptures set against dense and intricate choreography. Selected gestures are performed in extreme detail and in repetitious cycles: the work's duration testing the performers' and audience's capacity to meet the demands of the choreographic system. At its apex, where precision and fixity break, the work attunes attention beyond the choreographic logic, to focus on the vulnerabilities, imitations and potentials of the body in an automated and echnologically advanced world.

University of Melbourne Researchers

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