felt room; on paper, prototype, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2019

The work proposes a new spatial installation using projection of video footage from felt room performance installation on to three-dimensional objects and surfaces. The work plays with scale. At the entrance there is plinth with a miniature stage projection from above. Dancers move across the surface. Viewers are invited to move small-scale paper structures and their hands to catch miniature dancers as they move into and out of the frame. Large scale moving bodies and morphing forms, fragment as they are projected on to and inside of large crumbled paper boulders and caves in which the audience can move around and sit inside of. Darkness creates an intimacy between the dance of multiple projected images. The work attempts to undo the hegemony of vision through the undoing of the image. Bodies are unrecognizable, fragmented, complex and ambiguous. Our eyes work to make new sense of what we seeing. Sound is spatialized through multiple subtle and felt sources. Viewers are invited to move through the space, sit, seek out the dark caves and corners, and rest. The work would be developed specifically for scale of the space and I would build a durational loop that meets that scale. I can perform live inside of the work for a few hours each day, guiding the audience into the work through an embodied conversation/somaticization and by animating the paper objects onto which the videos are projected and manipulating sound and video sources.

You can learn more about the original live version of felt room here.

felt room; on paper has developed as part of Carl Lange’s research project LIVE-RE-MAKE which was shown at Artistic Research week at Oslo National Academy of the Arts January 22-25, 2019. LIVE – RE – MAKE, art on paper explores documentation and dissemination of theatrical works within theater, dance and music using sound recording and video. The installations propose further development into new spatial artworks by projecting video footage on three-dimensional objects / surfaces.

felt room:on paper, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2019

felt room:on paper, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2019

felt room:on paper, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2018

felt room; on paper, prototype, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2019

felt room; on paper, prototype, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2019

felt room:on paper, prototype, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2018

Olive Bieringa (director/choreographer/video/production/performance), Otto Ramstad (production support), Carle Lange, (project manager/sceneography), Oliver Edwards (video), and Brad Smith (video). Participants in original work include performers Sarah Baumert, Arwen Wilder, Emma Barber, Julie Tolentino, Maurya Kerr, Anna Martine Whitehead, Olive Bieringa, sound designer Justin Jones, light designer Mike Wangen.