Project rēkənˈteks(t)SH(əw)əˌlīz, a collaboration between choreographer Mercedes Searer and artist Bibiana Medkova, focuses on layering, reframing and recontextualizing the body through the lens of a motion picture camera. The frame of the camera allows for a new viewing of space, erasing the traditional performance stage. Through this gaze the realities of time, space, speed and even intimacy shift. Challenging the ontology of performance and it’s temporal and immediate form, our films are the dance and the editing the choreographic mode.
With each live performance, new layers of the body are integrated into the work.
rēkənˈteks(t)SH(əw)əˌlīz performances charge the space via the singing bowl’s multiple
harmonics coupled with the kinetics between three bodies in space. Using eastern and south american instruments along with modern electronics a powerful yet meditative space emerges.
Movement inspired by circles and lines in ritualistic practices and the subtle shifts between a performing and nonperforming body, it asks questions of viewership and performativity. rēkənˈteks(t)SH(əw)əˌlīz (Trestle) allows an accessibility and intimacy not often afforded to an audience.
Mercedes Searer Choreography and Performer
Bibiana Medkova Video and Projections
Allison Jones Musician
Tom Grizzle Photographer
Time: There is a 30 minute version and 12 hours non-stop performance version
Michael Kammers Sound Engineer
June 24th 2017 Trestle Art Space (Brooklyn, New York)
July 9 -10th 2017 Le Petit Versailles (Les, New York)