Rehearsal 7_ 3.21.18
Meditation and/or attention focusing.
Taking that focused attention we’ve harnessed and applying it to the space in our bodies and the space around our bodies, we begin to concentrate on the body as space, proximity, and a heightened connection to infinite points in space in three dimensions.
Taking this awareness of space into the idea of geometry: the shapes we make in our bodies in space and in relationship to space, the walls, the floor, each other, the points in space to which we have just become very aware: thinking angles, arcs, direction and position.
Taking this heightened awareness of shape and relationship that is based on our focused attention to space which is based on a heightened attention of the room, ourselves, and the moment here, we begin to think about FRAME, considering our personal vision as frames, and the vision-frames of everyone in the room (including A-Rod, the camera.) We are composing immediately with our sense of geometry and space and attention with these frames in mind, as a choreographic tool. It is there, it exists, but you can choose to compose for any number of frames at any given time. Through treating this frame as just another vision-frame, we democratize the space and relieve the camera frame of some of its ‘inherent’ discerning power.
BUILDING A SCORE
-wall touch, drop camera
-when we are all facing the same direction, we move very quickly for 10 seconds
-when someone is holding the camera, someone is doing a duet with them
-find one moment in which we are working in long lanes in relationship to the camera, toward and away from it.
-find one moment in which we create a statue on a diagonal in the room with maximum distance between us and the camera.
-we are perpetually bringing our focused attention to:
- the concept of infinite points in space (activating them, interacting with them, being them…)
- shape (geometry of the body, angles, arcs, proximity to others and the room…)
- frame (camera and others’ vision)
- the mirroring affect of the floor and the actual mirrors in space and what they might “represent” in relationship to the view of frames in the room
- actively using the choreography that is required of our bodies when holding the camera as movement vocabulary, whether we are holding the camera or not.
We spent time today focused on viewing video relics of past explorations, discerning what is exciting and of interest for the future. We discussed location: where we would like to do this on our final day, what kind of concern about the visual aspects of the space we want to have: light, color, clothing, objects in space.
We are leaning toward the studio because of the nature of this project.