PIX.ELS explores the symbiosis between humans and the digitalized world we live in.
Does technology affect the way we move? Does it create new patterns?
Through her set design and the immersing video projections, Aumedes creates a space that connects the dancers into a digital world. As the audience enters the auditorium, bright green squares that alternate size and positions cover the entire stage, revealing later on the dancers under this digital surface. Binary numeric patterns emerge on the floor following the movements of the dancers, or are the dancers moving according to those patterns? At the end of the scene choreography and image merge in one as digits and bodies are precisely positioned on top of each other.
A female dancer transforms into a digital tree, which grows magically out of her legs. Another symbiosis between the real and the virtual takes place as the digital alter ego from Andrzej Glosniak confronts him in a solo/duet in an inner fight to escape the digital realm. As he melts in an embrace with Therese Fredriksson, the rest of the group slowly joins them and the lights go slowly down. The entire group dissolves into a spiraling binary pattern that closes on them.
Gothenburg (SE) // Gothenburg Opera // May 2014
Choreography, Costume: Sara Lourenço and Andrea Palombi
Set, Video Design: Meritxell Aumedes
Lighting Design: Sofie Andersson
Coordinator young dancers: Monica Milocco
Dancers GöteborgsOperans Danskompani: Therese Fredriksson, Kyoko Matsumoto, Andrzej Glosniak, Mattias Olaison
Young dancers: Sara Andrén, Nilla Björkman, Elin Rönnqvist, Elin Skagerdal, Felix Skalberg, Adéle St-Aubin, Melina Torstensson, Elina Westberg
In the frame of the program Mind & Spirit by Adolphe Binder
"Genom smatter, blipp och brus hör jag min granne; golvet rör sig, säger han och pekar. När jag kisar ser jag, i dunklet under mattan och Molineros (videodesign) ilsket gröna projektionerna av kretskort och digitala kopplingar böljar det."
Mika Becker, Borås Tidningen