"Stress Positions" is the latest in a series of performances using dance/movement (by Julie Fotheringham) integrated with video and music/sound (by Jarryd Lowder). Julie's performance is amplified by technology, and humanized by her flesh experiencing pain, pleasure, tension, relief, numbness, exhaustion; the raw elements of physical experience. Jarryd combines live camera imagery and live instrumentation using stringed instruments, percussive instruments and found objects, played in conventional and unconventional ways.
Jarryd Lowder is an artist working with electronic audiovisual media (integrating forms such as video, sound and music) primarily for live performance. His performances and other works have been presented in the US and countries such as Spain, France, Japan, Finland, Korea and the Netherlands. At the School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art department, he works as an instructor of studio classes in Video and Sound/Music. For more information - http://www.jarrydlowder.com/
Julie Fotheringham performed as a dancer/acrobat in Cirque du Soleil before coming to New York to make her own work. Here she has shown her contemporary dance/performance art pieces in various venues including Dance New Amsterdam, Galapagos Art Space, and Monkeytown. She also brings her work to unsuspecting audiences with her uninvited guerrilla improvisations. To view video of these performances, or for more info, go to http://www.juliefotheringham.org/
Bired-Of-Prey examines the parallels shared by a falcon, a Native American leader of the 19th century, and a military helicopter. What do they have in common? Through a stylized presentation of compiled historical media elements, the three separate narratives are woven together. At its core, the piece examines predatory behavior and the reverberations of violence and warfare. Lowder has an uncanny knack for translating gesture across media and is known for hiss ingenius custom interfaces.
The FESTIVAL OF MIXOLOGY MAY 4-14 highlights artists combining music and audio with moving images and is made possible by a project grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
CINSI is Angie Eng, Jarryd Lowder, Gabrielle Latessa and Keiko Uenishi. Ruins of an ancient ritual, interruptions in the flow of traffic, archeological artifacts pieced together, flickering images passing by from a locomotive. Islas Vistas, live video/music with live camera, video footage, computer video samples, "Electrotap Board Effector", tape loops, drum machine, samplers and so on.
Jarryd Lowder will perform two pieces which integrate digital video and audio/music for improvisational live performance. Duo/Toggle is an interactive work, in which audience members improvise audiovisual material with the performer using simple momentary toggle switch enclosures. Composite Cells, which was featured at the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, has the performer independently controlling several audiovisual loops, which are seen projected on disc-shaped surfaces. This is the premiere of Duo/Toggle which was commissioned by Roulette with funds from the Jerome Foundation.