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Artist:Mariska de Groot + Dieter Vandoren – Shadow Puppet?
Date + Time: 28 September - 00:00 - 00:30
Location: city hall - sphæræ
Module:works
Country:NL/BE
Label: iiinitiative
Website: http://iiinitiative.org/work/shadow-puppet-2/

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Dieter Vandoren and Mariska de Groot present a special collaboration wherein they integrate their respective expertises in embodied performance and analog machinery. De Groot and Vandoren will perform 'Shadow Puppet?' as part of the Sphaerae program.

'Shadow Puppet?' presents an interplay of embodied performance and analog machinery that gives rise to an engulfing play of light, shadow and raw optical sound. Two performers - one behind the machines and one in the spotlights - play this light-to-sound instrument in a dynamic tension of attraction and repulsion. It's never quite clear who is conducting who.

Dieter Vandoren develops and performs audiovisual instruments with a strong focus on embodiment. He creates intricate interactions between the human body and
the digital synthesis processes, taking cues from acoustic instrument performance. His works take on immersive architectural scales as to engender equally strong embodied experiences in the audience as in himself, the performer.

Intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound, Mariska de Groot makes and performs comprehensive analog instruments and installations which immerse audiences in room-scale light-to-sound apparatuses. The constructivist projections and subtle, raw sounds excite abstract cinematic experiences.

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