|Marloeke van der Vlugt |2016 |EYE|

CHAIR_JUMP_CHUTE is an interactive, performative installation. It is inspired by the ideas of Merce Cunningham and John Cage, particularly the costumes worn in their 1958 choreography Antic Meet: Cunningham with a chair strapped to his back or roaming about in a four-armed knitted Jumper, dancers in parachute dresses in flamboyant motion.

Merce Cunningham, Antic Meet (1958). Photo by Richard Rutledge. Courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust. All rights reserved.

Merce Cunningham, Antic Meet (1958). Photo by Richard Rutledge. Courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust. All rights reserved.

Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Antic Meet (1958). Photo by Anna Finke

Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Antic Meet (1958). Photo by Anna Finke

In CHAIR_JUMP_CHUTE the CHAIR and the JUMPER are each equipped with sensors. The audience is invited to wear the items and move on the small interactive floor. By moving the CHAIR and the sleeves of the JUMPER, they can manipulate various sounds, taken from the original sound composition of John Cage, and – after a while – dance with the three hanging parachutes. Together they create an unique choreography based on chance.

 

 

CHAIR_JUMP_CHUTE is produced by Cinedans in cooperation with Stichting LOENA.