A thrilling 3D glasses, dance-digital mash up experience
Wednesday 29 March, 7.30pm
$25 full/ $18 concession
Artist Dr Megan Beckwith returns to Castlemaine through festival time with a contemporary dance work that integrates human movement, animation and 3D illusions.
Parallax finds its way back to us following Megan’s creative development residency in 2019, supported by Punctum Inc. through the Phee At Home and Seedpod programs. Trigger warning: features strobe lighting.
Tickets available at bit.ly/MtAlexBoxOffice
When you reach the Mount Alexander Box Office, select the date (29 March) from the top drop down box: this will refresh the page to show a green box to click to book tickets.
Presented by Mount Alexander Shire Council
For other festival shows happening in the Mechanics Lane precinct, see www.getlost.org.au/mechanicslane
About Megan Beckwith
Beckwith is a transmedia artist who combines dance and digital media. Her practice explores the intersection of physicality and technology through the figure of the post-human cyborg.
Beckwith combines her dance performance with technologies such as stereoscopic 3D illusions, motion capture, virtual and augmented reality. She creates performance works that combine the body and 3D animation in a process that layers one over the other, re-working the human figure into new forms. The Age newspaper described Beckwith as a “trailblazer” and in a review of her performance work ‘Parallax’ described how “the projections are manifestations of desires and nightmares that leap into the audience.” Beckwith’s work has been presented in Shanghai, New York, Paris, Berlin, Bristol, Montreal, Bonn, Seattle, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and San Francisco, featured on the uber-cool UK-based blog Prosthetic Knowledge and picked up by Tumblr Radar. The computer game culture magazine Kill Screen wrote that her work ‘opens a rabbit hole of accelerating conceptual possibilities’. In early 2019 her work was shown at the Rencontres Internationales Paris at the Lave Auditorium, Pompidou Centre, Paris.
Beckwith is a lecturer in Digital Dance at the VCA School of Dance and the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Digital Production Research Fellow, University of Melbourne.
For more information visit www.parallax.live
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