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Forest Mother Meets the Blob

2018-07-15 15:40:04 -0500 -0500

Piece premiered at Stanford that explores how ritualistic aspects of womanhood shape - and are shaped by - the modern world.

Forest Mother Meets the Blob

  • Ian Avery Bick, Michael Betts, Niko Kush

dancers: Katie Shubat, Celia Rath, McKenna Leighton, Simone Hadley, Cas Parong

FMMTB explores how ritualistic aspects of womanhood shape - and are shaped by - the modern world. Basic computer vision is applied to detect the continuous forms - ‘blobs’ - of the dancers. The computer loosely follows them throughout their ritual - they are a discrete system of order amongst noise.

This piece was performed at the Stanford GRID - a 30’ x 30’ laser grid with a waterfall for video projection. The project was set up in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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