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Digital dance extravaganza to close NEoN Festival

8 November 2013

Scotland’s only digital arts festival reaches its finale tomorrow (Saturday 9 November) with a unique performance of live dance, digital animation and projection mapping.

Forever Falling Nowhere draws on the psychedelic patterns created by the kaleidoscope, which was invented by Sir David Brewster in Scotland in 1816, and the Ray Bradbury short story Kaleidoscope.

Dance company Smallpetitklein and digital art experts from Abertay University will transform an industrial space into a universe of space-dust, gravity-defying movement and shooting stars.

Lynn Parker, Abertay University lecturer and animation researcher, said: “Based upon a story by Ray Bradbury and the invention of the kaleidoscope in Scotland, the performance team worked together to prepare an interactive audio-visual performance.

“This piece explores themes of exploration, catastrophe, love, loss and death through colourful abstract graphics and video manipulation.

“The performance itself will immediately immerse the audience within the world of kaleidoscopes through an interactive projection where the viewer is projected into a spinning, colourful kaleidoscope.

“Throughout the performance the dancers motivate the graphical movements of dust, gas clouds and kaleidoscopes, by creating animated trails or themselves becoming animated forms which defy gravity. The performers also interact with the animation, reacting to digital dancers, kaleidoscopic graphics and interactive visuals.”

Forever Falling Nowhere is 7-8pm tomorrow (Saturday 9 November) in the Vision Building on Dundee’s Greenmarket.

Entry is free and the event is open to everyone.

NEoN Digital Arts Festival is in its fifth year and brings together the city’s art and digital technology communities – a unique interaction that is one of the strengths of Dundee’s bid to become UK City of Culture.

The winner of UK City of Culture 2017 will be announced on Wednesday 20 November.


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