Notation for Neue Movement Fidelity, No.1 by Lee Blalock will debut at the Hyde Park Art Center on May 18th at 3pm as part of Lee Blalock’s solo exhibition, Neue. The piece is inspired by old stereo test records, but superimposes this concept onto the body as a test of will, control and new (neue) movement vocabulary. Using fabricated sculptural appendages as drawing prosthetics and physical restraints, dancers will create a document of this test in the form of a large scale drawing. The drawing is performed with the accompaniment of live sound created using custom software and hardware while channeling the eclectic musical arrangement of the original stereo fidelity tests.
This performance is supported by a School of the Art Institute Faculty Enrichment Grant and in held in conjunction with the current exhibition Neue.
[sound] Lee Blalock + Eddie Breitweiser
[movement] Beth Bertha, Ally Subak, Haley Bergschneider, Marie Socha, and Elizabeth Seim
Performance and new media artist Lee Blalock combines speculative fiction strategies with her own personal history and obsession for rules and order to create new work focused on the process of reimagining the body and its daily operations. Her performance will explore what a new movement vocabulary might be for a body with sculptural appendages that provide certain limitation and enhancements.