A six-chapter work of science fiction, TESSERACT o traverses a series of hybrid and imagined worlds. Each environment combines a specific set, choreography, and camera motion to encompass pas de deux and ensemble pieces, choreographed and performed by former Merce Cunningham dancers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener. Filmed with a mobile camera rig that moves with the choreography, the raw footage was digitally manipulated by Charles Atlas to combine animation and distinctive video effects that reach through otherworldly dimensions beyond the theatrical and cinematic realm. World renowned for his textural “glitch” music aesthetic, Austrian musician Fenesz composed the score of TESSERACT o. For this exhibition premiere at Triangle, Atlas architecturally mirrors the extra-dimensionality revealed by the image by transforming the gallery space with a monumental, geometric sculptural screen that places the viewer at the center of the artwork.
Presented by Triangle France in partnership with marseille objectif DansE
Commissioned and produced by Victoria Brooks at EMPAC/Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Co-commissed by Triangle France.
Curated by Céline Kopp
With support from [MAC] Musée d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Marseille,
and SCIC Friche la Belle de Mai.