Alexandra Dementieva Limited Spaces N2 / Screen, installation view

Description:
Interactive installation & performance. Choreography and performance: Heike Langsdorf & Palle Dyrvall. Set design: Peter Maschke Constructor: Stephane Tambeur. Coproduction: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and Netwerk, Contemporary Art Center with support from Nadine vzw. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2005

Alexandra Dementieva Limited Spaces N2 / Screen, installation view

Description:
Interactive installation & performance. Choreography and performance: Heike Langsdorf & Palle Dyrvall. Set design: Peter Maschke Constructor: Stephane Tambeur. Coproduction: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and Netwerk, Contemporary Art Center with support from Nadine vzw. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2005

Alexandra Dementieva Limited Spaces N2 / Screen, installation view

Description:
Interactive installation & performance. Choreography and performance: Heike Langsdorf & Palle Dyrvall. Set design: Peter Maschke Constructor: Stephane Tambeur. Coproduction: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and Netwerk, Contemporary Art Center with support from Nadine vzw. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2005

Alexandra Dementieva Limited Spaces N2 / Screen, installation view

Description:
Interactive installation & performance. Choreography and performance: Heike Langsdorf & Palle Dyrvall. Set design: Peter Maschke Constructor: Stephane Tambeur. Coproduction: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and Netwerk, Contemporary Art Center with support from Nadine vzw. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2005

Alexandra Dementieva Limited Spaces N2 / Screen, installation view

Description:
Interactive installation & performance. Choreography and performance: Heike Langsdorf & Palle Dyrvall. Set design: Peter Maschke Constructor: Stephane Tambeur. Coproduction: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and Netwerk, Contemporary Art Center with support from Nadine vzw. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2005

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Alexandra Dementieva
Limited Spaces N2 / Screen

The installation consists of two parts: an exercise bike and a narrow black rectangular object/screen attached to a rotating vertical axis. Both parts are linked by a bicycle chain.

A visitor may ride the bike. When he starts pedaling, the black object/screen starts to rotate, while a movie is projected on its sides. To see the story to the end the viewer must adjust his speed to the rhythm of the film. During the performance the space inside the object is occupied by a dancer, constricted by the screen’s elastic sides. The cyclist controls the rotation of the object/screen.

In the first part of the performance the dancer remains immobile and thus invisible.

In the second part, when she tires of incessant rotation, she starts to move thus slowing down, and even stopping the object. Her body molds shapes on the surface of stretching fabric, and the viewers realize that there is a real person inside the object/screen.

Installation

Technical description of performance and installation

Construction Screen+Bicycle
1 video projector
wires to connect cameras and projectors
1 computers Mac or PC, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory 2 GB, GeForce 8600M – 256 MB

Technologies : max/msp/jitter – softvns – interface-z

Installation Screen is a part of a project Limited Spaces which includes 2 works more. The time of performance of two installations Cube and Screenis 30-40 minutes. Each installation deals with a limited space and a dancer inside of it. The conditions of performers are different.

Installations relate to each other by light and sounds. Light of Cube installation reflects on Screens one. Both installations work are functioning in the same time with 10 minutes delay between. Cube installation begins and Screensaction starts 15 minutes later.

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