multimedia live performance, 70 minutes
Part live performance, video installation, and interactive media lab, Keep Your Electric Eye On Me is an interwoven exploration of transformation, dual realities, hysteria, and the desire for the unattainable. Throughout this disturbing and atmospheric work, a multifaceted narrative reverberates through choreographed movement, spoken text, multi-screen projections, sensors and live-feed cameras. In this high-tech/lo-tech world, complex sonic vistas and spectral mirages meld, collide and shimmer.
The work sample includes excerpts from a full production at HERE, NYC in May 2014. The sample contains performance documentation intercut with footage recorded from on-stage, live feed cameras, offering painterly and cinematic details, which were viewable to the audience on various screens throughout the set. The selections highlight the intimate correlation between live performance
and live processed media.
Media, live mixing, set elements and Direction: Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty
Performers: Madeline Best and Carlton Ward
Original Music: Brian Rogers
Keep Your Electric Eye On Me is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. With additional support from: HARP Artist Residency – HERE Arts Center
“The sonic values and video images establish themselves for quite a long time. Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty have done a brilliant job here. It reminds me of art installations I have seen in LA at the Getty.”
– Cheryl King, NY Theater Now
“This performance will continue to haunt and intrigue me for quite some time.”
– Dillon Slagle, Theater is Easy
“Kudos to the artistic team for the bravery to approach the unattainable in reality, and for the marvelous artistic and technical talent creating images and manipulating media.”
– Mary Seidman, Eye on the Arts, NY
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All photos © Paula Court