Montreal, December 7, 2018 – Slovak artist Maria Judova will present DUST, a virtual reality installation, for a showcase in perte de signal on Wednesday, December 12th and Thursday, December 13th only, at the RUSTINES|LAB.
DUST is a virtual reality piece which invites the audience to experience dance performance from the perspective of eternal particle travelling in space. DUST aims to transform the way people see and experience contemporary dance through a 4 minute long immersive virtual reality experience. It explores the boundaries between the virtual and the real-world experiences and advances research in the fields of participatory performance, human-computer interaction and VR technologies. DUST seeks to explore innovative forms of engaging the audience and ways of building new narratives through the creative partnership of performing arts and new media.
Mária’s work combines the exploration of technologically informed dance practices with participatory performances, body movement, time and space. She is interested in applying the process of choreographic thinking to digital arts practice and vice versa, as she believes that it leads to the creation of richer and more meaningful experiences. She often find herself in close collaboration with performers, dancers and choreographers, trying to better understand the principles behind the creation of movement as well as sharing our own creative practices.
Perte de signal
5445, av de Gaspé, room 107
(Laurier metro station)
Wednesday, December 12 from 12 to 7 pm
Thursday, December 13 from 12 to 5 pm
DUST is a project by artist duo Mária Júdová and Andrej Boleslavský, produced by Carmen Salas with the support of Arts Council England, Rambert Dance Company.
The artist wishes to thank the Slovak Arts Council for supporting its international presentation in Canada. She would also like to thank Andrej Boleslavský, Patricia Okenwa, Soňa Ferienčíková, Roman Zotov, Carmen Salas, Miles Whittaker aka Demdike Stare, and perte de signal.
Mária Júdová is an independent artist who have been investigating the creative potential of technology for over a decade. Her works have been presented at Sensorium festival (SK), White Night Festival (SK), LABoral (ES), Immersive Expressions of Siggraph (NY), Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR), Berlin Atonal (DE), Das Tanzfest (CHE), Cinedans (NL), Accès(s) – festival cultures électroniques in (FR) and V&A Museum (UK) among many others. She received awards by Japan Media Arts Festival, B3 Biennale and Nexon computer Museum in Korea for her VR piece DUST. She actively works in the field of digital arts both nationally and internationally. mariajudova.net
PERTE DE SIGNAL is a Montreal-based artist centre located at the Pôle de création de diffusion De Gaspé, within the Regroupement Pied Carré, whose mandate is to foster research, creation and distribution in digital arts, as well as innovative uses of technology. From audio performances to video projections, from mechanical/robotic installations to creation software and public interventions, the works of its members reflect a variety of mediums, and explore a wide range of artistic and formal approaches. perte-de-signal.org
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