Meg Stuart begins collaborating with visual artists in her search for hybrid forms, new structures and new work methods. Splayed Mind Out is created in cooperation with the video artist Gary Hill; it’s a composition of movement, text and video fragments. These fragments are expanded, mirrored and realized in a space that oscillates between an installation and performance. Bodies are cut up and reassembled, everything rotates and is doubled and split: the view onto a dancer’s back is doubled by a video projection, but the camera’s eye offers us a different picture, it shows pores and wrinkles where the audience’s view only sees surfaces. Media become visible third parties who intervene in the production of images and bodies. Splayed Mind Out produces disparate images between physical presence and media representation. In directed lighting and time delays it deals with bodies that have already become images.
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