Posts Tagged ‘movement’

My adviser, Marc, has continually been encouraging me to be rigorous and follow a control and variable method of experimentation. I’m trying to be scientific and actually stick with it. What usually happens is that I’ll do a few experiments and then follow one meandering branch a ways and never getting around to doubling back […]


This project is astounding! Go look at it and then come back here. Go on, go. Amazing, right? My colleague, Lindy thought this might interest me and boy was she right! Compared with my work in analyzing two dances with 2-3 dancers, the sheer scope of this project humbles me. The rigor of the analysis […]


Form Constant

28Apr10

This is an amazing MFA thesis project by dancer Hope Goldman. It reminds me that I’d talked about light and lighting earlier in the semester and now it’s time to bring it back as I start/try to finalize this project. (Via BoingBoing)


Ann Hamilton

21Apr10

At my interim review last Friday, Martha McQuade suggested that I look at the work of the artist Ann Hamilton, specifically a piece called whitecloth at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art that uses fabric and blurs the line between art and architecture. Two pieces of fabric move forward and back on a simple motorize […]


For some nice ruminations about kinetic architecture, check out this post at InteractiveArchitecture.org.


Oskar Schlemmer

26Mar10

The Bauhaus does not disappoint. The work of Oskar Schlemmer, the sculpture cum stage shop director, jumps back and forth across the line between costume and architecture with acute attention to the geometry of the components. These are beautiful costumes. The video, though, shows that although the wearer can dance in these costumes, there doesn’t […]


Attractors

04Mar10

I came across this image during an afternoon spent in some delightful google image searching. An attractor, as I learned from Wikipedia (also the source of this image), “is a set to which a dynamical system evolves after a long enough time.” Part of me doesn’t want to read further and let facts spoil my […]


For the final week of the Body Acoustic course, the assignment was to design and construct a prop and perform with it. I took this as the perfect jump-start to building a full-scale mock-up of the bat wing model I made early in the semester. Here’s a very early mock-up to test the channel at […]


Confession: the library makes me nervous. Dewey and his decimal system makes me very uncomfortable. I often feel embarrassed as I attempt to quietly walk (impossible in squeaky boots) around and around to find the right shelf–quarto, folio, NA, TS. This, I suppose, has led to my less-than-dexterous use of the MNCat search features. While […]


“It was quite a chore to figure out how to build it, design it, make the parts work.” These words are from Del, the star of the video below and maker of the amazing wooden structure featured. Just when I’m feeling quite proud of myself and the wing I made this week, Del reminds me […]