Flock by KMA (UK)
18 Aug to 26 Aug
7.30 PM - 12.00 AM
National Design Centre, Main Atrium
Step directly into the heart of Tchaikovsky’s 1876 ballet, Swan Lake, with Flock (2017). An immersive space, it combines light, sound and projections with live motion tracking technology. Visitors are placed within the corps de ballet at a moment where the main protagonists would be offstage. Whilst the music is drawn from the original score, the stage is freed from formal choreography and opened up to become a playful, explorative space that examines the themes of the scenario, itself rooted in ancient folk tales.
About the artist
KMA is a collaboration between UK artists Tom Wexler and Kit Monkman. The pair have been creating work together since they met in York in 1998, and continue to pursue their shared interests in light, technology, narrative, ritual and the active role of the audience, taking their work to urban centres around the world. Their pieces are a hybrid of generative and narrative performance created using light, projections and sound, without prepared actors or formal participants.
Image courtesy of KMA.