Forward Motion Theater presents RE:Vision, a monthly series where live media and digital art are integral to the performing arts. The evening features seven interdisciplinary works by artists incorporating live mix video, film, dance, spoken word, puppetry, and music.
In the beginning…
Six ReVision events took place one night a month between January and June 2010. Each evening featured six to seven collaborations in live-video and performance art, at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City Queens. The series emphasizes live-media interactivity, challenging digital media artists to present work outside of “traditional” exhibitions in film festivals and galleries. Video artists have access to multiple projectors and CRT monitors, and innovative presentations included the use of 3D viewing technology, projections onto the floor, and projections onto the bodies of the performers themselves.
Live-media artists used creative technology tools to trigger cues, alter tempo, and synchronize their performance with other live participants. Many works explored camera-based interactivity where on-stage performers can influence and co-create the visual presentation in real time. Participating artists received free rehearsal space to develop new work at FMT’s performance lab, and access to FMT’s blue screen/black box video studio and post-production facilities. FMT provides full technical and promotional support for the event and documents the live collaborations in photo and video. Documentation, including full-length video of the collaborations is maintained online.
The series is funded in part by public funds from the
New York State Council on the Arts
and by a grant from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
RE:Vision was live-streamed over Dance-TechTV and watched in seven different countries.
RE:Vision traveled to the historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson NY.