Video Archive | Live performances (9)

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During the final part of the lecture Moeller describes a project for a library and a large-scale project for the parking lot of...
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M. C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel perform some of their music, which includes audience participation and pre-recorded video segments....
Matmos Queer Assemblages
Heather Flood introduces M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel of Matmos, identifying them as an experimental music practice whose recent...
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Rub?n Ortiz Torres's presentation begins with a video showing various lowrider cars, eventually focusing on a truck with the...
Mehmet Sander
Mehmet Sander begins the lecture by stating that of all the arts, architecture is the most relevant to dance. For Sander, dance...
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Sander and dancers from his company perform four dances emphasizing athleticism, strength, speed and endurance....
Bella Lewitzky Dance A Motion Space Time Art Form
Bella Lewitzky explains one aspect of her interest in architecture coming from her marriage to the architect Newell Taylor...
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At Konrad Wachsmann's request, Elizabeth Bruns plays Bach's Arioso on the violin.

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During the final part of the lecture Moeller describes a project for a library and a large-scale project for the parking lot of an airport. Moeller concludes the lecture by presenting a live video broadcast of a musical performance on an extraordinary audio system, including Oskar Sala, a pioneer of electronic music, performing on his invention the Trautonium.


Matmos Queer Assemblages

January 27, 2010 | Video Lecturer: ,
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Heather Flood introduces M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel of Matmos, identifying them as an experimental music practice whose recent activities include an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art and a world tour with Bj?rk. Schmidt and Daniel perform some of their music, which includes audience participation and pre-recorded video segments. Later, they discuss their use of the term “assemblage,” and acknowledge the influence of musique concr?te. They conclude with a performance of their recent work, “The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast.”

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Schmidt and Daniel answer questions from the audience. They discuss the editing and composition process in their work. Later,...
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February 23, 2000 | Video Lecturer:

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Rub?n Ortiz Torres’s presentation begins with a video showing various lowrider cars, eventually focusing on a truck with the words “Alien Toy” painted on its doors. The truck’s bed lifts and splits, then begins to spin like helicopter blades over the truck. The camera then turns to the hood which also lifts and spins, followed by the doors which do the same. The front end of the truck then detaches and begins to drive around the back half while both continue dancing. This video is immediately followed by a live video performance using puppets, live DJ music, and a computerized voice reading a statement about the history of alien contributions to contemporary art.


Mehmet Sander

March 2, 1994 | Video Lecturer:

Mehmet Sander begins the lecture by stating that of all the arts, architecture is the most relevant to dance. For Sander, dance is a combination of space, time, human movement and gravity. Sander discusses his manifesto on dance and plays two videos of works from the 1980s. Sander and dancers from his company perform four dances, emphasizing athleticism, strength, speed and endurance.

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Sander presents two videos. The first, from 1986, features performers uses plywood to change their space. In the second,...
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March 2, 1994 | Video Lecturer:

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Sander and dancers from his company perform four dances emphasizing athleticism, strength, speed and endurance. First, Sander performs a nude solo piece “18.” Next, four dancers perform “Summation of Forces.” In the third, “Initiation of movement,” five dancers work in a 15 x 15 foot square mat. Sander performs by himself the last dance, “Single Space,” in which he moves inside an standing square. Sander recalls that in this piece he choreographs the space and that his body is just a site.


Bella Lewitzky Dance A Motion Space Time Art Form

March 9, 1988 | Video Lecturer:
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Bella Lewitzky explains one aspect of her interest in architecture coming from her marriage to the architect Newell Taylor Reynolds. Lewitzky also discusses her interest in the Bauhaus and especially Oskar Schlemmer. She describes dance as communication, and identifies different types of dance. She stresses the role of Isadora Duncan as the revolutionary creator of modern dance. As Lewitzky talks about the topic of time, dancers from her company improvise demonstrations. The demonstrate duration, pulse, tempo and rhythm. To conclude the topic of time the dancers perform Lewitzky’s newest dance, “Impressions No. 2 (Vincent van Gogh)”. As Lewitzky talks about the topic of space, dancers from her company improvise demonstrations of rectilinear space, curvilinear floor and above floor patterns, and horizontal, vertical and diagonal planes. The dancers perform Lewitzky’s dance “Changes and Choices.” After the demonstrations and performances there is a 25-minute session of questions and answers.

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Bella Lewitzky Dance A Motion Space Time Art...
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As Bella Lewitzky talks about the topic of space, dancers from her company improvise demonstrations of rectilinear space,...
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As Bella Lewitzky talks about the topic of time, dancers from her company improvise demonstrations. The demonstrate duration,...
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After the demonstrations and performances there is a 25-minute question and answer session. Lewitzky describes her ideal theater...