"I think you're right about working with someone who has a sympathetic aesthetic - that seems key.
I also like what you say: "Going back and forward as a performer in the piece and technologist of the piece offers a unique…"
"I might think of this in terms of passing down one's knowledge. If you are interested in someone else performing your work, that performer might be with you during the making of the work, see archival footage of your performing the work,…"
NYC artist Sheri Wills and composer, Charles Norman Mason, continue their collaborative work with METAMAN, created specifically for Karen Bentley Pollick.
METAMAN blurs the digital with the human by turning the soloist into a visual and aural…
"Thanks for your reply!
I definitely hear what you're saying, and I think making it open for others to perform probably does need to be a part of the initial conception.
I started thinking about this because I became curious how different one of…"
" When I work on a performance featuring my own musical compositions, I can't see someone else performing it ..Not a question of "ego" ..but because it is a personal approach designed for my vocal range and singing style. If…"
If you work with live media - is your own performance of the piece an important component in the work? Or is it more like a music composition or choreographed dance, that is open for others to perform?Would someone else be able to perform it? - Do you have any notation/instructions that someone else could understand? Does any kind of standard video notation exist?These are questions I'm working on right now, and finding my views are changing. I would love to know how you think about it.SheriSee More
"This is a question I think about a lot - as someone who works with live video and performers.
I am the first to say that great music and theatre don't need a digital media component. In fact, I have been to plenty of performances in which I…"
Sheri Wills is an artist whose work is based in film, video performance & digital media.
Her work has been exhibited around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the London Film Festival and the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and is featured in the Rizzoli book, Sonic Graphics: Seeing Sound, by Matt Woolman.
She holds an MFA in filmmaking & an MA in art history, theory & criticism, both from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her collaborations include video projects with music composed by Bright Sheng, Jan Jirásek, Charles Norman Mason, and Ofer Ben-Amots and video performances with music ensembles, including the Providence String Quartet, Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, and Ensemble QAT in Montreal.