Chez Bushwick Presents: Konic THTR
Cuerpo_SMS refers to the changes of perception in interpersonal communication mediated by new technologies, and to the spaces that this mediation generates, a recurrent theme in Kònic Thtr's work, and that we have explored more recently in our performance "Before the Beep." The piece confronts the body with these same communication technologies, and explores how these re-write the body and change our understanding of place and the idea of presence. In Cuerpo_SMS several technological devices, such as cameras, tablets, light and movement sensors, are controlled by the audience to affect the visuals and create part of the music used in the dance.
Performances will invite audience interaction through a variety of technologies, such as cell phones, tablets, live video feeds, and/or light sensors.
Cuerpo_SMS is a space to collaborate with local artists, presenting a site-specific event every time it is performed. Building from the initial materials brought by the company, the background and knowledge from collaborators expand the possibilities of the initial proposal.
For the performances of CuerpoSMS at CPR, Kònic Thtr has invited the performer and dancer Magic DiStefano to collaborate in CuerpoSMS, as well as Detroit artists Christina deRoos and Thomas Bell to enhance the live visuals and live sound elements of the piece. During the month of October, Kònic Thtr will be in artistic residency at Spread Art Detroit, and at Chez Bushwick to develop the piece with these collaborators.
CPR - Center for Performance Research (View)
361 Manhattan Avenue, Unit 1
Brooklyn, NY 11211