Further to the process-writing and disparate note motif of our last post, these are the published (anonymous) comments from our recent showing of the roots+wires project at Series 8:08, a process-oriented performance series...
.... check the comments.
Vertical - the sound of something droppingHorizontal - the dancerthe Video - not sure. I only got to see about 4 seconds of it. I saw trees, (vertical) someone standing and a row of bricks (horizontal)(vertical). I have no idea.
If we're collaborating it feels awkward when you tell me how long to participate with the third element.
Two bodies on stage; each representing vertical and horizontal correspondingly: thats how I saw the two ideas.
There were some obvious things i.e. dance only on the horizontal plane and ball dropping in the audio... As for the video I didn't really see it but I'm not sure I was told anything specific about there relationship except that they both exist and you are curious about them together - maybe more of a personal exploration than an informative performance piece!
I would have like to see the video projected. I found the passing of it distracting, and took me out of the live work that was happening. I got vertical from the music, and horizontal from the dance, but not much relationship between the two. Maybe focus could have helped this? I really liked the live music aspect. Is there any way to space the audio comenents on stands to accentuate the lines desired?
Horizontal plane thoroughly explored - enjoyed moments of stillness.Could moments of stillness bring in a dynamic shift to introduce the vertical plane?
- the drop/roll sounds- the rolling on the floor- felt like I was in a small room with a cramped ceiling
Love the idea, would love to see it in a different space. It felt like this piece shouldn't be on a regular stage.
Enjoyed people give and receive the iPod to strangers to friends. The idea of asking to keep it flat made it so much more precious and foreign to the way we handle our personal iPods.
For me, relationship between vertical and horizontal space became clearer after seeing video. Social experience of having iPod put it into a very generational statement in my mind. Made me question our ability to connect any two planes in our lives.
Felt a real disconnect between the movement and the music.
Music whoa - wow. At times you looked like an art-deco porcelain piece. Nice guy dances easy fluid strength
Space of the stage what relationship do YOU imagine between the musician crouching and pushing buttons and the dancing performer.
i saw only horizontal in an even monotone.
No sure what the relationship could be between the horizontal and vertical.
I was kind of hanging around outside the piece wondering what the statement was, I spent some time thinking about the small screen and wondering if the content would give me any keys to understanding.
Feline grace. The music cool - scratch tumbleYou where playing from a musical script?At times I thought freeform especially the dance then no - I don't know - didn't matter I got something thanks.
REALLY like soundtrack. Love movement vocabulary. Movement seemed connected to sound.Like social experience of iPod. Like iPod.It was cool to see it in the middle of dance, it did give NEW information.Overall piece seems to be about investigation.
It was cool to see the sound guy do his thing on stage.