Title:
Space
Artist(s):
Optik
Brief description of the work:
Space is a movement-based performance where performers explore space through basic walking. The main performance structure is put in place, but the details of the performance are improvised.
Materials, dimensions, duration:
Granular synthesis of sound and live video (MAX/MSP programming), live viola (Billy Currie) in Stream
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
'Stream' an earlier version was shown at the ICA theatre in October 2002, 'Space' at The Camden Centre in February 2004
Audience information (size, mode of participation):
The audience observes and hears the overlay of the live movement and the re-play of previous movement and sound, The borders between present and past events become transparent.
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):

Optik is directed by Barry Edwards, and consists of a number of technologists and performers. 'Stream' was developed in association with the 'Body, Space + Technology' Research Group at Brunel University, London

Floorplan, scheme:
 
Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Key theme(s):
Intense engagement with a body; endurance; social play; interplay and fusion between performer's physical presence and a perceived reality (projected image/ sound)
Further context:

Performers explore different speeds and rhythms of stillness, walking, strolling, running, interweaving and crossing each other's paths. The paths usually follow straight geometrical lines. Movement is not expressive, but concentrates on basic activity of walking, looking, waiting. Sounds created by walking as well as by the audience enter the performance.

Optik Performance 1993 - 2004, 5 DVD Edited Collection of performance directed and created by Barry Edwards Filmed and edited by Howie Bailey, Nada Stevanovic + Terry Tiernan 2005