Container/Fracture is the working title for a series of exciting long term projects creating live performances, interactive art, visual art and sound together with audio/video installations where the main emphasis is placed upon our somatic (of the body) senses rather than our normal rational/intellectual approach to creating, collating, structuring and valuing information and art.
LEVEL has been exploring all aspects of the senses through our projects and sessions. Directly linked to this is Container – an R+D project for artists to develop new work where sensory information acts as the main stimulus. For example: when thinking about creating dance, what happens when we do not choreograph or pre-plan our movements but just allow our body to move in relation to how we feel within an environment? How does the environment change our behaviour and movement? Using physical properties of mud, soil, sand and stone etc, outside/inside – naked/clothed, together with specific sensual properties: hot, cold, comfortable/uncomfortable, can we uncover a new artistic language?
Fracture+Fractured Ground (Container Projects) currently comprises a multi screen audio/visual installation (created by by Andrew Williams) entitled Fracture which provides the environment for improvised physical performances created by dancer Karla Jones and participants at LEVEL.
Fractured Ground is a part of a exciting new project for LEVEL – creating live performances and audio/visual installations. It attempts to throw into shadow our ‘normal’ rational/intellectual approach to creating, collating, structuring and valuing information and art, and instead shine an interrogatory light on what can be created when emphasis is placed upon our somatic senses.