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BLACK WI(N)DOW : Designing/Dancing Entangled Thresholds Of Encounter

CM Brown, DM Hannah

Published : 2010

Abstract

Who is she, shrouded in the darkness of a stage, staring from one void into another? Black Wi(n)dow was the basis for an ongoing practice-based research between Performance Designer (Dorita Hannah) and Choreographer (Carol Brown), which explores the relationship between the fleeting events of performance and architecture’s monumental stasis. Utilizing the themes of lamentation, memory and ecstatic release, the project was a response to catastrophic events on the world stage in the opening decade of this new century; events in which bodies and buildings are transformed into bombs; explosive objects that play into the global imaginary through spectacle and link contemporary conditions with anc..

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