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HYPER_ at Canada Dance Festival June 8th, 2016!


Video / Performance / Isadora Programming: Freya Björg Olafson

Lighting Design | Hugh Conacher

Music | Ghostigital, Davíð Þór Jónsson, Kippi Kaninus [Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson] LE1F, Dubbel Dutch

60 minute performance

At the intersection of performance, visual and digital arts, HYPER_ explores the limits of perception. By shifting the dimensionality of the live body in relationship to the immersive screen Hyper_ moves between 2D and 3D representations of corporeality. HYPER_ inherently becomes a site for expanded choreography where virtual bodies, cyber dancers and the contemporary reinterpretation of everyday gestures converge. The performer’s physique is dissected and transformed, disappearing and merging with the stage and screen. Animated by a series of transformations, layered and colorful, the body becomes our dreamscape. HYPER_ deploys an intriguing combination of UV light, 3D glasses for the audience and large video projections on a black scrim to create deliberate perceptual twists and illusions, with lighting design by Hugh Conacher.

The development of this series is generously supported by: The Canada Council for The Arts, Manitoba Arts Council The Winnipeg Arts Council & Video Pool Media Arts Center

The HYPER_ series received production and residency supports from: EMPAC – Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (Troy, New York) Studio 303 – Danse & Arts Indisciplinés (Montréal, Quebec) Latitude 53 – Contemporary Visual Culture (Edmonton, Alberta)

with additional research residencies at: Medea Electronic ‘Koumaria Residency’ (Athens / Koumaria, Greece) Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, Florida) Plug In ICA 'Summer Institute (Winnipeg, Manitoba)


OchoYmedio (Ecuador)

Canada Dance Festival 2016 (Ottawa)

Past Presentations 2014

Expanse Festival (Edmonton)

Summerworks (Toronto) WNDX - Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg) núna (now) Festival (Winnipeg) Premiere

music in this trailer: LE!F - mix - ᎠᎺᏉᎢ/ᎠᏙᎯ - SᴇAJûNKу̊



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