"Touching Gravity 2/Tilt" is a 2008 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support was provided by Frank and Barbara Peters through the Medici Circle award at the University of California at Irvine.
Touching Gravity 2/Tilt
by Caryn Heilman (LiquidBody MediaDance) with music by Nana Simopoulos [Needs Flash player and core duo Mac or PC] - Touching Gravity 2/Tilt
is an interactive, aerial videodance superimposed on a composited image
of two rivers in the towns of North Adams and Adams, Massachusetts.
Part of the Networked Realities: (Re)Connecting the Adamses
project, the two New England towns are (re)connected through a
colorful, fluid, multilayered dance that incorporates the movement of
the natural landscape from each town, seen through the “difference”
blend mode of the Flash interface.
Users can create and save their own versions of the dance by
determining the order and timing of five different clips. Periodically,
additional clips will be added so that both the dance and the user
experience may evolve.
Composer and instrumentalist Nana Simopoulos has contributed
five tracks to accompany the five dance clips; each piece is played on a
single instrument representing a different continent. Together, they
form a single composition that is layered over the sounds of the two
rivers, providing the listener with the ability to remix the musical