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Published on Feb 24, 2011
Strange Lóóp Premiered at the Theater of The Eighth Day, December 2010, Poznań, Poland.
Dance: Magdalena Przybysz Marta Romaszkan
Concept and Music: Patryk Lichota
This performance interprets the concept of the "Strange Loop" -- examining the phenomena of the perception of consciousness through an audio/visual feedback loop. Two dancers are equipped with extended senses: camera - eyes and microphone - ears, their movement on stage triggering feedback of live sound and moving image.The point of reference is a centrally placed speaker, which serves as a primary sound source - creating a relationship axis with the dancers. The paramaters of the audio feedback are constantly altered by the dancer's movement through space. The visual feedback is the culminative element of the performance. The piece first brings about the awarness of the inner workings of the technology itself, then slowly transforms as the "strange loops'' overlap and effect each other. Around the feedback a narrative is created: discovering cognitive mechanisms, identification of space, one's self and of another. The dance performance is simultaniously a live film - filling space on the stage.