OutlinesHarrison Hall, Body Pipelines
Lose yourself in the uncanny spaces between the digital and the physical with two transformative works by artist and digital choreographer Harrison Hall, in collaboration with Luca Dante, Sam Mcgilp and Naxs Future, taking us into an emerging realm of choreographic practice combining dance, 3D animation and music.
Collapsing the boundaries between dance, 3D animation and music.
In the age of digital immersion, what does it mean to exist in a physical space? Can we be sure that the body is even real? In Body Pipelines, artist and digital choreographer Harrison Hall explores the collapsing boundaries between the digital and the physical, combining motion capture performance, computer generated animation and experimental sound.
A video work that integrates sound with the choreography of digital humans, Maelstrom (commissioned by Chunky Move) is a meditation on the unseen forces that transform us, where the body exists as a liminal site between the real and the imagined. Working with sound by experimental techno/ambient artist Pavel Milyakov, Hall and motion graphics artist Luca Dante combine the motion capture of dancers and martial artists, 3D animation and physics engines to consider the uncanny spaces between the digital and the physical, where concrete, measurable definitions of reality give way to the ephemeral and infinite.
Developed alongside choreographic work Body Crysis/身體災變, Flesh Cache is a collaboration between Hall, artist Sam Mcgilp and Taipei-based media art collective NAXS Future that playfully combines live choreography, biomimicry and techno-morphology to imagine what the body can be in a hybrid digital/physical space.
The screenings of Maelstrom and Flesh Cache will be followed by a discussion between Harrison Hall and choreographer and composer Matt Cornell.
Harrison Hall is an artist and digital choreographer whose work situates contemporary performance and dance in experiential art environments. His recent works traverse states of flux within digital and live worlds, working to increase the embodied experience in mixed digital and live performance contexts.
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Meet the artists
Harrison Hall’s work situates contemporary performance and dance in experiential art environments. His recent works traverse states of flux within digital and live worlds, working to increase the embodied experience in mixed digital and live performance contexts.
In 2021 Harrison completed a Solitude1 Residency from the Tanja Liedtke foundation and Chunky Move, within that context he presented BONANZA! with Dr. Sam Mcgilp, a PerformancexDialogue media artwork that included conversations with NAXS Future (Taiwanese audiovisual art collective) and Lu Yang (Chinese digital artist). This work was a Green Room Award winner and selected for the Melbourne International Film Festival.
These projects have since led to Harrison collaborating on Lu Yang’s Doku, first at ACMI and then most recently at the Sydney Opera House as well as leading Body Crysis, alongside NAXS Future, presented at the Substation in 2022. He was an invited artist at the Taipei Performing Art Centre's ADAM artist Lab and is a recipient of the Chloe Munro AO Fellowship. Harrison is also a founder of experimental digital arts studio PSEUDO.
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