914 meters (currently in progress)
Format: Art installation featuring somatic movements on analogue film
Trial Video Preview:
914 meters is an exploration of the critical zone, the thin layer of life-bearing conditions around the Earth. Above 914 meters/ 3000ft, human organisms soon lose consciousness from oxygen deprivation.
In collaboration with video artist Charles Ménard-Wendling, this installation work intends to film the dancer on an exact length of 914 meters/ 3000ft of film roll. The video will be shot in slow-motion so as to tune the organic movement of the dancer to the mechanic movement of the camera engine.
The piece is a material embodiment of the lush yet limited space in which everything we call "humanity" or "civilization" may exist and strive. It recontextualizes intangible notions such as "consciousness" into an earthbound, sensible display.
Video Artist: Charles Ménard-Wendling
Choreographer and Performer: Yu Bai