connect kaleidoscope, 2016
connect: kaleidoscope is part of the larger international project connect. The sentiment driving the work is connection. Connection between people. And connection with the world we live in.
This socially engaged work of performance art was performed at the Summerfestival in Reelkirchen, Germany by over 30 people. The work, based on a human kaleidoscope is meditative, with an almost spiritual feel. There is a sense of timelessness to people lying on their backs in a meadow of flowers, performing and sharing the unique experience of connecting with others, while raindrops fall on their faces.
Artworks created in response to the performance to capture the feeling of connection are: a 2 channel film; an interactive installation with a 3 channel film; series of photographs, and drawings.
2 channel film installation (one film played after the other - one screened on a wall the other on a ceiling.)
connect: kaleidoscope I (channel I - 6 mins)
connect: kaleidoscope II (channel II - 5mins)
Drawings for connect: kaleidoscope performance
Interactive Installation - 3 channels (2 to 6 minutes loop)
Sequences #1 and #5 - Drawings for the performance (channel I - 5 mins)
Sequences #4 and #3 - Drawings for the performance (channel II - 8 mins)
Sequence #2 - Drawings for the performance (channel III - 5 mins)
connect: kaleidoscope| Photographs made in response to the performance
connect: kaleidoscope| Photographs from the performance
connect: kaleidoscope| Drawings for the performance
This work has been made possible with the support of: