METAMORPHOSIS @ LPM 2011 IN ROME, ITALY
EYESONTHEWALL debuted in Rome at Live Performers Meeting with a live audio-visual performance entitled Metamorphosis.
Conceptually, Metamorphosis examines the themes of synthesis and transformation, of inter-relation between the visual and the sonic, the analog and the digital, the improvisational and participatory elements, all united by experimental tactics.
To make the familiar things look strange and unrecognizable, to surprise and to seduce the audience with the otherworldly visuals and sounds, their mutations and collisions, and to catalyze the streams of uncanny associations – that’s the contextual framework for the AV performance. A well-known narrative of the genesis is addressed from exploratory hence unorthodox point of view, re-interpreted through the patchwork of figurative connotations.
Performed in the live context at LPM, Metamorphosis constructs itself unpredictably, shifting the focus toward microcosmic levels and substances, which are normally unreachable by the human eye. The focal point of the show is the simultaneity of illusion and equilibrium, of transition and puzzlement, of intensification and growth. As for the aesthetics of the performance, it re-encodes the poetics of beauty and harmony, and re-affirms the expressive values of the artistic approach.
Intending to alter the perceptual encounter, Metamorphosis suggests the audience to re-engage with the imaginative layers of experience and decode the meaning of transformation.
About Live Performers Meeting (LPM)
LPM offers an insightful and remarkable program, highlighting diverse artistic practices while fostering the sharing of knowledge by means of workshops, presentations and panel discussions, the event brings together community of VJs, audiovisual artists, new media practitioners and thinkers worldwide.
The 2011 edition at Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome registered 484 artists and showcased 241 works spread over 5 stages.