Natural Technologies: Ecokinetics and the Art of Loïe Fuller
Jody Sperling, Choreographer, dancer, historian, Time Lapse Dance
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Jody Sperling considers the dynamic conversation between technology and nature as played out in the performance art of Loïe Fuller (1862-1928) and her own Fuller-inspired creations. A technological wizardress, Fuller advanced the technologies of lighting and projection design to conjure natural elements onstage. Sperling has been furthering Fuller's idiom into the ecological arena with a focus on creating dances that evoke natural processes, such as melting ice and changing wind patterns. The presentation includes media representing Fuller's oeuvre and Sperling's recent ecokinetics productions in collaboration with ecoacoustics composer Matthew Burtner.
Panel discussion led by Professor John Toenjes will follow.
Hosted by: Department of Dance