Preview: Bebe Miller Company, Memory Set
Posted on November 24th, 2013
“I am very interested in the layers of remembered events we pass through daily. Humans are built on memory.” —– Bebe Miller
As we work to complete our TWO project and prepare the assets for publication in the interface developed by Motion Bank, I thought it would be nice to post a few images and quotes from choreographers Thomas Hauert and Bebe Miller. In a series of posts starting today I will sample what we will premiere next week.
The Motion Bank interface is set up in “sets” that are devised by the makers but they also hope that in the future, visitors to the site will be able to make their own preferred sets of related information. The four sets that we have curated for this premiere on Thursday November 28th focus on a handful of the mind/body strategies that these makers use in creating performance improvisation. For example, Bebe Miller has a longstanding interest in memory and the histories we carry in our bodies. One strategy she and her company have devised over the years is a way of working they call Redux.
In our Memory Set for Motion Bank, we have video, textual scores, information graphics, and two interactive games that bring you into an encounter with Miller’s work and the possibilities of memory as rich resource for creativity.
“There is an aspect of improvisation that asks you to shuffle through the various layers of right now in order to respond directly to the situation. We as a company have invested many years in researching this relationship between memory and the dynamics of body/mind/place/time. Redux is one example of this. ” —– Bebe Miller
Tagged: Bebe Miller Company, History, Interactive, Memory, Preview, Redux