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Mirage

Igneous

Year: 2006, 48 mins
Code: IG-Mira
ISBN: 978-1-921882-65-4

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A movement-based performance installation with video art, sound art and a series of mirror-booths.  Taking phantom-limb sensation as a “body-mirage”, and inspired by the work of neurologist V. Ramachandran, Mirage plays on perceptual illusion, the construction of hybrid forms, and the real and virtual fusing and separating. It is an interactive labyrinth of perceptual illusion performed in a reflective pool amongst multi-dimensional projections. Mirage was created in the context of a fellowship awarded by The Australian Choreographic Centre to James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks. Premiered in November 2006 in Canberra.

- Preview of Black Space (5 min)
- Preview of White Space (5 min)
- Entire Work (43 min)
November 18, 2006, at The Australian Choreographic Centre, Canberra
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IGNEOUS is a Brisbane-based multimedia and performance company founded by Suzon Fuks, multimedia artist, director and photographer, and James Cunningham, choreographer and performer. They are also founding members of the international cyberformance group ActiveLayers. Together they create stage shows, performance-installations, video-dance works and online performances, presenting work in Australia, Europe (Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland), UK, and India. They facilitate workshops, master classes and labs on the integration of visual media and the performing arts, have been artists in residence at the University of Sydney, Brisbane Powerhouse, Dravidia Gallery and Shivashakti Kalarikshetram in Kochi, India (through Asialink), Dance4 Nottingham, and University of Brighton, and were awarded a fellowship at the Australian Choreographic Centre in Canberra.

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