Water Dust for indeterminate performers and video (2024)
Water Dust is a piece that explores the symbolic and aesthetic aspects of water and dust. It was inspired by the contrast and connection between these two elements, which can represent purity and impurity, change and stagnation, emotion and reason, and many other dualities. It challenges the boundaries between art and science, nature and culture, order and chaos, and invites the audience to immerse themselves in a fluid and organic world of sound and vision.
The piece consists of 17 short videos that are played in a random order, for a total of 9 minutes. The graphics and sounds evoke the imagery of water droplets, dust particles, and other microscopic phenomena. They consist of abstract and distorted geometric patterns or waves in motion, using two main groups of colors: blue and brown. The videos can be played alone or with an indeterminate group of performers (one or more) who improvise to interpret the duality of these contrasts. For example, the performers can be divided into two subgroups. One subgroup plays only when they see the color blue in the video, while the other subgroup plays only when they see brown; or they play when they see a change in geometric shapes, and so on. The performers can then interpret these contrasts musically; meanwhile, they are encouraged to blend into the collective sound of the audio materials.
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