My sound design for Kelly Rauer’s three-channel video installation concentrated on swooping, twirling motions. White noise, sine tones and pulsing drum machines were recorded with a swinging microphone – a pendulum to mimic the kinetics of the camera work and the dancer’s bodies. Paired and mirrored, larger than life, dancers swing the graphic marks of their limbs in the stark glare of a spotlight or fling themselves into a dark void, amid passing tones and the crackling of an ice storm.
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Locate was commissioned by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center for the PORTLAND2014 Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Amanda Hunt.
12-minute loop, stereo sound
Portland2014 Biennial of Contemporary Art
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR
March 8 – April 27, 2014
Concept & Choreography: Kelly Rauer
Dancers: Kelly Rauer and Leah Wilmouth
Camera and sound: Seth Nehil
Review by Sarah Sentilles at Oregon Arts Watch