Notation for Neue Movement Fidelity, No.1 by Lee Blalock debuted at the Hyde Park Art Center on May 18th at 3pm as part of Lee Blalock's solo exhibition, Neue. The piece is inspired by old stereo test records, but superimposes this concept onto the body as a test of will, control and new (neue) movement vocabulary. Using fabricated sculptural appendages as drawing prosthetics and physical restraints, dancers will create a document of this stereo test in the form of a large scale drawing which will hang in the gallery afterwards. The drawing is performed with the accompaniment of live sound created using custom software and hardware while channeling the eclectic musical arrangement of the original stereo fidelity tests.
Images (L-R): Promo image/"Album" cover. Click image for a link to the original video piece (excerpt) on vimeo. (2) Performance excerpts, (others) Performance images and images of final drawing. Perfomance images: Mike Smith.