For this DANCE MOViES Commission, Seline Baumgartner worked with professional choreographers/dancers over the age of 62 (Meg Harper, Sally Gross, and Vicky Shick) to explore how contemporary dance forms indulge in the eternal cult of youth. The resulting three-channel video and audio installation was created in residence from pre-production through post-production. Baumgartner worked with EMPAC’s production team to build a seamless wall that would serve as a backdrop for the filming and to create a minimalist, “shadowless” lighting aesthetic during the filming. Rehearsals and filming of four performers was followed by post-production with the artist previewing the footage in scale to the final installation sizes.
An EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission