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In Performance: Angela Goh, Desert Body Creep (COIL)

Desert Body Creep Angela Goh COIL, Performance Space New York January 16-17 Desert Body Creep, choreographed and performed by Angela Goh with sound operation by Matt Cornell, is something of a post-anthropocene hallucination. As Goh literally moves through choreographies, sounds, and objects, the mundane becomes uncanny. Goh’s body turns until it becomes an object, which then comes back to life, becomes the earth, and regenerates itself. It’s a methodical yet dizzying evolution involving a giant gummy worm, a mint-hued crushed velvet tube, and shrinkwrap, underscored in cinematic turns by shredding guitar solos, pop music, and Goh’s own voice in haunting choral overtones. The result is a capitvating, unaffected disorientation posing questions of objectification inside the environment and t...

In Performance: Atlanta Eke, Body of Work (COIL)

  Body of Work Atlanta Eke COIL Festival, Performance Space New York January 10-11, 2018 With Body of Work, Australian choreographer Atlanta Eke has created an offbeat meditation on time and space, reifying and redefining the present moment over and over again over the course of an hour. While the piece is technically a solo, it might be more accurately described as a duet between performer Ivey Wawn and a camera which gazes at her from the threshold between audience and stage. With her image projected live onto two human-sized projection screens onstage, Wawn meets the camera’s gaze directly, moving and engaging with her own body doubles until our eyes get lost in loops of visual logic and reason. Wawn’s presence is precise and elegant as she progresses through movement scores with a...

In Performance: Coil 2017 – Meeting – Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia)

PS122 COIL Meeting Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia) La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theater 66 E 4th St Jan 6- 9pm Jan 7- 1pm, 4pm Jan 8- 5pm On the floor of the stage space, 64 small machines arranged in a circle are haloed in a dim light, waiting. When the performance begins, the dancers Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe occupy the space in the center of the circle, and the machines begin to play. Producing a rhythmic series of clicks at different pitches, the robotic instruments provide a propulsive, hypnotic score (composed and programmed by Macindoe) that operates in dialogue with Hamilton’s choreography. The movements of the two men are alternately fluid and angular, shifting abruptly in syncopated time with the instruments. When the dancers begin moving in unison (or comp...

New Links: Artists, Festivals, and Writings

Rochelle Haley (Sydney, Australia) Experimental drawing, performance and installation artist Marcio Carvalho (Portugal) Portuguese artist working in the field of video, performance and photography. Urgent Artist (NYC) Arts blog – “Media, Meta, and Mess from artists who live by their work” Carte Blanche | The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance (Norway) Carte Blanche was established in 1989 as the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance. It is located in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. From here the company tours extensively in Norway and is regularly invited to perform abroad. Les idiotes (Paris, France) Artist Women Duo – No-Action TUPP (Uppsala, Sweden) International Performance Festival BELLYFLOP Magazine (London, GB) London publi...