Bryana Fritz, Indispensible blue

01/12/2017 - 02/12/2017

Dancer and choreographer Bryana Fritz sits down behind a computer, the darkness surrounding her. A magnified desktop is projected on the wall behind her. Her cursor dances around the desktop, cluttered with various blue folders with similar names: BLUE 1, BLUE 2, BLUE 3,… In the middle, there is a surprising folder called ‘Landscape’. The folders are opened and closed, linear surfaces are formed, boxes light up, colours and sounds appear; a poem unfolds here. The Apple user interface transforms into a landscape: sometimes flat and two-dimensional, sometimes a bottomless abyss, with countless folders.

If software exerts a choreographic force on the user, how can she employ dance as a means to escape its clutch? Fritz tries to escape the pre-programmed patterns in which software controls our daily computer actions. We all use it daily in a functional way. Can one abandon all functionality and turn digital algorithms into poetry in a playful manner?

“On poetry, on dance, on a bed of software, on surface depth; on submission to form and on the poetics of usership.”




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In the framework of THE FUTURE IS FEMINIST: http://beursschouwburg.be/en/event/149880/new/#!149880.

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