i have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night is performance as speculative cinema. Set within an immersive installation of light and sound, a single human body becomes an abstracted focal point, a disembodied drishti in an unfolding science fiction odyssey. The work explores states of transition and the synergetic relationship between light, sound and the body; a meditation on time, perspective and the moment of death.
Developed through in-depth collaboration and a residency at EMPAC Rensselaer in New York, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Luke Smiles and Benjamin Cisterne have created a transcendental experiment in design. An external feed of radio communications and cosmic chatter manipulates the dynamics of light and sound in realtime. These are shaped and responded to live within the duration of the performance by the artists, creating a unique and precarious state in each performance.
i have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night is a choreography of perception. The audience witness a body in liminal space distorted by the media that surrounds it, becoming mesmerised by the hypnotic sensory experience of contemplation and transformation.
* i have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night is part of a double bill with Memoir for Rivers and The Dictator. Tickets for this show enable entrance to both.
Presented by The SUBSTATION as part of Dance Massive 2019