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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSRichard Siegal: If/Then Dialogues
DVD (NTSC & PAL), 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 24 pgs / color. | 11/30/2010 | Not available
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Peter Weibel.
American dancer and choreographer Richard Siegal is famed for his mergings of bodies and systems. In 2005 he created "If/Then," a piece for two dancers structured as a flowchart organized around gamelike rules: "If I do x, you do y or z," etc. The following year, Siegal collaborated with Hillary Goidell and Florent Berenger to create "If/Then Open Source," an online platform--"predicated on the belief that the beauty of systemic complexity resides in relinquishing individual control to the infinitely more qualified organizational abilities of community development"--whereby visitors can manipulate or add to the basic flowchart of a performance, creating new actions or dragging into new positions existing modules such as "Slap table with both hands simultaneously. Forearms on the table... Justification: An escape" and "Slap the other player as hard as you can. Justification: Violence is never justified." This DVD uses video and text excerpts to examine Siegal's work.
DVD (NTSC & PAL), 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 24 pgs / color.
Pub Date 11/30/2010
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 101
ISBN 9783775726412 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00