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Sunday, October 05, 2014

'Mechanical Eye' at Chapel off Chapel

Maud is a great artist from France.
I met her through Frank's life drawing class at Last Peek Studio in Thornbury.
It's really a great pleasure to become friends with those creative people.

This contemporary dance production explores the relationship between human existence and photography.
The former is constantly evolving, moving and growing. The latter is a fixed image that will never change.

Its relationship is not one way, though. Obviously we capture our images with camera, and digital technology has made this process far much easier and quicker, hence, a huge proliferation of digital photos around us.

Interesting thing is, because we're living in a world in which we're inundated with these photos, our thoughts, behaviours and cultures are hugely influenced by them, in positive and quite often negative ways.

This is a really fascinating social phenomenon, and the program is a superb rendition of this timely topic.

Choreographed by Gregory Lorenzutti, with Maud and other brilliant performers and sound, they succeeded in creating a mesmerising space-time in this intimate venue.

As a hairstylist, I particularly loved their decision to let dancers' hair down.
Sassoon once said that hair is a material in motion. Like him, I see beauty in its movement.
Flowing movement of their hair worked very well with the production's minimalistic costume and environment.

It was a great evening.

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