In the age of digital immersion, what does it mean to exist in a physical space? Can we be sure that the body is even real? In Body Pipelines, artist and digital choreographer Harrison Hall, alongside collaborators Sam Mcgilp and Liam Wolfe, explores the collapsing boundaries between the digital and the physical, combining motion capture performance, computer generated animation and experimental sound.
A video work that integrates sound with the choreography of digital humans, Maelstrom (commissioned by Chunky Move) is a meditation on the unseen forces that transform us, where the body exists as a liminal site between the real and the imagined. Working with sound by experimental techno/ambient artist Pavel Milyakov, Hall and motion graphics artist Luca Dante combine the motion capture of dancers and martial artists, 3D animation and physics engines to consider the uncanny spaces between the digital and the physical, where concrete, measurable definitions of reality give way to the ephemeral and infinite.
Developed alongside choreographic work Body Crysis/身體災變, Flesh Cache is a collaboration between Hall, artist Sam Mcgilp and Taipei-based media art collective NAXS Future that playfully combines live choreography, biomimicry and techno-morphology to imagine what the body can be in a hybrid digital/physical space.
The screenings of Maelstrom and Flesh Cache will be followed by a discussion between Harrison Hall and choreographer and composer Matt Cornell.
Harrison Hall is an artist and digital choreographer whose work situates contemporary performance and dance in experiential art environments. His recent works traverse states of flux within digital and live worlds, working to increase the embodied experience in mixed digital and live performance contexts.
Lead Artists: Harrison Hall, Sam Mcgilp and Liam Wolfe
Interlocutor: M@ Cornell
Lead Artists: Harrison Hall and Luca Dante
Sound: Pavel Milyakov
Lead Artists: Harrison Hall, Sam Mcgilp and Naxs Future
Performers: Cody Lavery, Imanuel Dado and Samuel Harnett-Welk
Avatar Design: Luca Dante