Choreographer Rebecca Evans and visual artist Mira Loew are collaborating with members of the public to create ‘virtual duets’. A professional dancer is brought into people’s homes via projection. Participants then interact with the projections to co-collaborate in an online gallery of videos, images and writing that aim to capture our current emotional and physical landscapes. Some of the films will also be shown as part of Leytonstone Loves Film starting in September 2020.
Rebecca and Mira are looking for new volunteers from Waltham Forest to contribute to this project by:
● Inviting a professional dancer into your home via projection.
● Create a new image, video, drawing or piece of writing with the dancer and in response to the concept of change.
● Have your work platformed on an online gallery alongside other professional artist’s work.
● Instructions and support will be provided.
You do not have to be a dancer to participate but someone who is interested in transforming their home, having a fun experience with a professional dancer and creating something unique.
It is open to all residents in Waltham Forest who are interested and have a projector. If you live in Leyton or Leytonstone and do not have a projector, please get in touch with us and something may be possible to arrange.
Rebecca Evans Bio:
As Choreographer and Artistic Director of Pell Ensemble since 2012 Rebecca has developed and delivered digital dance performance, installations and engagement work in the UK & abroad. Recently Rebecca was one of 10 choreographers selected by Studio Wayne McGregor to take part in Questlab Network, a nationally significant program developing cross-disciplinary digital and dance practices. Her practice has included combining movement with live coding, generative projection, 360 sound, walking apps and interactive performance. She was on The BENCH 2015/2016 and has been commissioned by 2Faced Dance, Wilton’s Strike, Spontaneous Combustion Festival, The Vaults, Athens Digital Arts Festival and London Borough of Culture.
Rebecca's interests are two fold, in her professional work to examine the shift in digital culture and its effect on our souls and society. In the engagement work to empower the next generation with knowledge to shape the digital future they would like to see. While Rebecca is not a coder she looks at creative ways to expand codes applications in collaboration with other artists. The experience of the body for the audience and performer remain central to her work while she also looks to the possibilities of digital to create connection, intimacy and deeper engagement.
Mira Loew Bio:
Mira Loew is a visual artist, photographer and sometimes choreographer. Her work focuses on how spaces are inhabited, claimed, measured, negotiated and experienced through and with the body.
A curious investigative gaze studies bodies and their relationship to their surroundings, through posing them in a seemingly endless series of rooms and carefully arranged settings, in ever changing configurations. Her body of work explores the relationship between human beauty, fragility and mortality. Originally trained in photography and videography she has developed a strong body based practice, including dance and choreography for video and photographic works.
She also has a well established creative writing practice, often collaboratively developing performative texts for video enhanced live performances and video essays.
She has been commissioned to create works by institutions such as Künstlerhaus (Vienna, 2017), Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne 2018), Museum of Photography (Hungary), Archade Gallery, (Munich, 2019).
She also is a regular visiting Lecturer at Middlesex University, London.