Megan Pitcher – Breakwall

Time-Based

Vote Code: 62167

Breakwall includes several iterations of participatory, open sourced movement and ensemble sound art with the body as instrument. This work explores the underlying openness of body-centric philosophies in contrast to the limiting processes of acculturation. I reference bodies as original source material and instigate movement exploration as a method for reconsidering social boundaries. Breakwall highlights the similarities between feedback systems and identity formation. In both cases, physical acts are compounded and magnified through repetition, accumulation, distribution, and reconstruction. We are not defined by a single act, but we grow to become representations of our collected actions. This interdisciplinary work combines installation, performance, new media, and social practice. Sound art created through real time processing via original Max MSP patch by artist Megan Pitcher with support from Leo Selvaggio. Movement development with support from Angela Luem and the performers. Special thanks to DITA for in-kind support.


Breakwall incluye varias iteraciones de movimiento participativo de fuente abierta, y un conjunto de arte sonoro utilizando el cuerpo como instrumento.Esta obra explora la transparencia en las filosofías centradas en el cuerpo, en contraste con los procesos limitantes de la aculturación. Me refiero a los cuerpos como material original y fomento la exploración del movimiento como método para repensar sobre las barreras sociales. Breakwall destaca las similitudes entre los sistemas de obtener una retroalimentación y la formación de identidad.En ambos casos, los actos físicos se forman y se magnifican a través de la repetición, acumulación, distribución, y reconstrucción. No nos definimos por un solo acto, sino que crecemos para convertirnos en representaciones de todas nuestras acciones. Esta obra interdisciplinaria combina instalación, presentación, nuevos medios de comunicación, y práctica social. Arte sonoro creado a través del procesamiento en tiempo real a través del parche original Max MSP por la artista Megan Pitcher con el apoyo de Leo Selvaggio. Desarrollo del movimiento con el apoyo de Angela Luem y los artistas.Un agradecimiento especial a DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) por su apoyo en especie.


 

Artprize 2015 Seed Grant Recipient

Megan Pitcher presents her interdisciplinary movement and new media practice at national and international venues including Junction Arts Festival, DUMBO Dance Festival, Philly Fringe Festival, Outlet Dance Project, and Ingenuity Festival. Midwest presentations include Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago Arts District, Lubeznick Center for the Arts, RADfest, Cleveland Public Theatre, and Cleveland Playhouse Fusion Fest. Pitcher is a recipient of two residencies from Chicago Cultural Center/DCASE toward the development of new work including Watching Brief presented at Links Hall Chicago. Watching Brief pairs responsive movement scores, interactive video, and casual conversation. Jordan Reinwald of the Examiner marks it “a must see”. Pitcher’s practice extends beyond the stage to include site responsive collaborations in Chicago homes for Chicago Home Theater Festival. She installs bodies in public places as part of Waist High & Elbow Deep and collects experimental movement portraits for the And Me in My Place project. That interrogation of labor and identity in the virtual realm exists online with digital artifacts presented through Woman Made Gallery, Rooms To Let: CLE, C33 Gallery, and Book & Paper Center Gallery of Columbia College Chicago.