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Recent Arts




SKIN _A COLLABORATION  WITH SINGER BARBIE WILLIAMS &   DANCERS

Skin is an audiovisual concert formed by video projections, experimental electronic music, lightning design and voice –performed live by singer Barbie Williams. For this project, Recent Arts collaborated with a number of performers and dancers in order to create video works that involve improvisations with the bodies, following on the music by Tobias Freund. Throughout the show, the video projections appear in tandem with haunting musi- cal landscapes, telling stories and altering tensions in the environment, questioning the limits and possibilities of the moving bodies.

STAGE DESIGN
Video and sound will be played, processed and mixed live on stage. Recent Arts will perform behind a translucent screen and it is through a sequence of lightning effects that they will be seen by the audience. The transparent screen is used here as a metaphor of the skin, a boundary and a semi-permeable membrane that divides the inside from the outside, a site at which ideas of surface and depth intersect and emerge


SKIN CONCEPT
We inhabit a space that is being subject of a vertiginous increase of technological exchange, of immediacy. We breathe an inexhaustible desire of perfection, avoiding diversification. The meta-interconnections resulting in separations, disembodying us, conquering our bodies, categorizing our skins. There is an urgency to recover the moving body as a vehicle for communication, a tool for expansion. In this alternative reality, improvised actions appear as the main source for inspiration and reactive creation. Organs and limbs resisting the false idea of perfection, manifesting as an evolving map of our own individual experiences; which will not be wiped clean, which will decay and will regenerate; in eternal oscillation.


COLLABORATION WITH DANCERS 
In the creation of the videos of this project Recent Arts worked with dancers Xenia Wiest (Russia), Shiori Tada (Japan), Rob Fordeyn ( Belgium) and performers Simona Marini and Desireh (Germany), all  based in Berlin.


Inside Live
Surface
Ophelia

Movements & Codes

Natural Cause
Latex