Program: HUMANS

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2012 Rome
MAY 31th - JUNE 3rd 2012 | Rome, Italy
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 31st 2012, 3:00 pm | June, 1st 2012, 4:00 am
May 31 - June 3, 2012
Alpheus, Rome Italy, Rome, Italy


AV Performance

Duration: 20 min.

Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 18:00 > 18:20 | Room 6
Sunday, 03 June 2012 | 22:25 > 22:45 | Teatro Valle Occupato

live media performance by Francesca Fini
dancers: Tiziana Cesarini, Claudia Comina
photography: Margerita Ferri, Federico Trimarchi

HUMANS is a video performance that reflects over the power of Image on the human psyche. Its power is represented theatrically by manipulating the body itself, which becomes the screen of an inner life distorted by the "Society of the Spectacle" as prefigured by Guy Debord.
The scene opens with two dancers who contemplate a faux Chinese aquarium, used as a metaphor for television, in its repetitive, trashy and unrealistic essence. A remote dominates the narration through the materialization of collective memory over the bodies of the dancers: real tv propaganda, soap-operas, newsreels from the last talk-show success. During the live video performance I intervene by drawing on the scene and over the bodies with my tablet. I draw with digital color but also with sound, because the movement of my hand on the tablet is tracked and converted into sound by a synthesizer. The stylus becomes then the baton of a conductor who directs and modulates virtual instruments in perfect synesthesia with flecks of color running through the dancers' bodies. So I go ahead, in a virtual live painting with light, sound and color, bringing the concept into myself, into the depths where I pretend to be "the architect of my destiny."


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