Angelika Meindl, Tobias Gremmler, Thomas Mahnecke
Tracing the Negative Space (World Premiere)
There are things we cannot see with the naked eye, but we know they are there. For example, energetic processes that one can sense at best. What would it look like if one could suddenly make one of these invisible levels surrounding us visible? With Tracing the Negative Space, the artist and choreographer Angelika Meindl, the visual artist Tobias Gremmler and Thomas Mahnecke (who is responsible for the technical design) created an artistic translation of this idea and developed for this a hybrid format consisting of RealTime Motion Capture and live dance performance. While the dancer follows the choreography, her movements will be translated into a visual composition that will appear on the surrounding walls in the space. The dancer's movement dynamics are extended into real / virtual space – a body that spreads beyond physical boundaries as a form of readable time into space. The movements appear frozen in a timeline. Visualizations appear that are reminiscent of a landscape or architecture and are engraved in the movement dynamics of the dance like a musical score.
In the accompanying installation the memory of the movements in the live performance will be made visible. Surrounded by a 270-degree projection of the traces of movements, the audience can view dance as manifested energy.
The Munich choreographer Angelika Meindl and the media scenographer Tobias Gremmler share a common interest in making the invisible visible, thus allowing personal worlds to come into existence. The results of Meindl’s previous collaborations with Thomas Mahnecke were for the most part interactive spatial installations for dance performances.
At DANCE 2023 the dramaturge and curator Tobias Staab will also deal with the interwovenness of dance and digitality in his dance installation Trans Corporal Formations as well as the visual artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in her holographic illusion Hypnogirl 23.