Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Admiring the Pipes

Peter Brook, writing about opera in The Shifting Point: “You come to Mozart and find a perfect marriage between the artificial and something that’s fully alive — here’s an example of the rigid pipe and the water flowing through it. But gradually the attention begins to go more and more to the artificial until suddenly you’re into sclerosis. Suddenly that pipe is taking all the attention and less and less water is trickling through it. Finally you get a fundamentally unwell and crazy society in which people forget that pipes were put into buildings for the purpose of letting the water through, and they now consider them to be works of art. People knock the walls down and admire the piping and totally forget its original purpose and function. This is what has happened in many art forms, and opera is the clearest example.”

The anorexic aesthetic at some ballet companies is a fabulous example of admiring the pipes.

Ego Echo (beta installation)

Ego Echo Installation – beta test from Jacob Niedzwiecki on Vimeo.

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Residency at dance:made in canada/fait au canada

Showing a beta version of Ego Echo, a responsive video installation, at the Dance: Made in Canada festival. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis. Admission is free. Viewing times:
Thu Aug 11th, 6-11pm
Fri Aug 12, 5-11pm
Sat Aug 13, 1-11pm
Sun Aug 14, 1-4pm(0)