Indistinct Boundaries

Indistinct Boundaries

This dance performance was a collaboration with Jane Franklin Dance performed at The Woolly Mammoth Theater’s experimental space in Washington DC in 2009. For this project, we decided to explore the topic of in-between spaces and the video was projected on top of the dancers as they moved. I was interested in using chance and randomness as part of my process and developed the original music compositions for the 22-minute performance using loops and oscillating synthesized sound. I also created the animations for four of the five sections using looping animations and simulated physics.

The second movement was animated by Rassamee Ruangsri who created ameoba-like forms that appear to communicate and interact with each other. All of the animations were projected over the dancers bodies as they performed, creating another dimension of movement through their shadows. The score and video developed into 5 distinct movements that I turned into short films. The shorts created for Movements #2 and #4 were screened at the Atlanta Film Festival in 2010.

Animation & music: Bryan Leister, additional animation: Rassamee Ruangsri, choreography : Jane Franklin, completed: 2009