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OKUS PENDULUM

OKUS PENDULUM

Here is a
MAGICAL FORMULA to
ILLUMINATE, SUBLIMATE and to make DANCING a space, an
architecture, a MUSEUM and its artworks.

A project mixing flashlights, darkness, choreography and dancers (the Museum Super-guides) that
will make you live a hypnotic experience to discover a museum in a mysterious and intense way.
Sprinkle it all with technological and digital elements such as :
PROJECTION-VIDEO (VIDEO-MAPPING),
VIRTUAL REALITY,
INTERACTIVITY,
LIGHT CALLIGRAPHY,
to obtain a “BOOSTED” FORMULA.

A MAGIC FORMULA THAT MAKES THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE …

A ballet of shadows and light that will bring your architecture to life.
A superposition of visual layers for a HALLUCINANT, SYNERGIC
AND INNOVATIVE experience.

A revisiting of the PENDULUM IN HYPNOSIS.

OKUS PENDULUM

WINNER

C2L3PLAY / CULTURATHON 2019
“Museum experience and sensory journey” @ LOUVRE LENS MUSEUM”

VIDEO PRESENTATION / INTERVIEW - MANU DI MARTINO

Within the context of OKUS Lab, we have in the past explored these museum dynamics in various forms:
– DANCE SHOWS, PERFORMANCES AND VIDEO-MAPPING,
– CHOREOGRAPHIC STROLLS IN MUSEUMS,
– VIDEO INSTALLATIONS,
– VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC CREATIONS.

Within the context of OKUS PENDULUM, we already have a few projects to our credit.
On this concept mixing darkness, flashlights and the science of movement, we have enhanced the Cristal Discovery Musée Val Saint Lambert as well as a glass sculpture by the artist Bernard Tirtiaux present in this place. This highlighting and this innovative point of view were realised in a photographic and video format and in the form of a video installation.

We have recently extended this museum dynamic through a first performance combining dance (solo) and projected videos, presented at the MUDAM (Museum of Modern Art Luxembourg) in 2019 (see below).
We have created and readapted this solo performance, but this time in connection with the monumental works in stone created by the sculptor Idel Ianchelevici, within the MILL MUSEUM.
We have also just won, with OKUS PENDULUM, the first prize of a competition “Museum experience and sensory tour” organised by C2L3PLAY in association with the Louvre Lens museum.

WE WERE ABLE TO ACQUIRE A CERTAIN EXPERTISE IN THE USE OF DANCE,
MOVEMENT AND VISUAL ART WITHIN A MUSEUM AND IN INTERACTION WITH ITS
PUBLIC.

Here is a
MAGICAL FORMULA to
ILLUMINATE, SUBLIMATE and to make DANCING a space, an
architecture, a MUSEUM and its artworks.

A project mixing flashlights, darkness, choreography and dancers (the Museum Super-guides) that
will make you live a hypnotic experience to discover a museum in a mysterious and intense way.
Sprinkle it all with technological and digital elements such as :
PROJECTION-VIDEO (VIDEO-MAPPING),
VIRTUAL REALITY,
INTERACTIVITY,
LIGHT CALLIGRAPHY,
to obtain a “BOOSTED” FORMULA.

A MAGIC FORMULA THAT MAKES THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE …

A ballet of shadows and light that will bring your architecture to life.
A superposition of visual layers for a HALLUCINANT, SYNERGIC
AND INNOVATIVE experience.

A revisiting of the PENDULUM IN HYPNOSIS.

Imagine a dancer, in the dark, performing a luminous ballet using simple flashlights.
The body starts to move, spontaneously tracing luminous, imaginary shapes in the air…
A poetic decomposition of the body and movement.
A choreographic and visual dive into other states of consciousness.
A skilful mix inspired by Rorschach tasks, kaleidoscopes and psychedelia.
A magic formula called “ OKUS PENDULUM ”.
This project is a revisiting of the pendulum in hypnosis, in luminous and choreographic form.
The word is released: “ HYPNOTIC “. The pendulum in hypnosis is replaced by the light
spot of a flashlight set in motion by a dancer … a way of touching the altered states of consciousness
for an increased awareness of the visitor …

This OKUS PENDULUM project is more of an adaptive and symbiotic creation process. It is based on the customised use of elements such as: photography, dance, movement, videography (Video-Mapping), interactivity display, virtual reality (VR), …
This approach is obviously carried out according to the place and the works.

CHOREGRAPHIC SOLO OKUS FOKUS CREATIVE METHOD + FLASHLIGHTS

The choreographer/performer, Manu Di Martino, develops for this project a singular choreographic composition stemming from the OKUS FOKUS method that he created.
The central element of this signature corresponds to the focus of the gaze in the movement:
the FOCUS. (https://demo.okus.be/okus-fokus/)
Working on a point of focus simply allows us to remove certain inhibitions.
We find a predominance of arm and hand movements, which can be described as “calligraphic” and poetic. When one looks at them, they become a form of active meditation.
The choreographic composition, which alternates between written and improvised moments, makes this solo adaptable to place and time. Particular attention is paid to repetition, complexity and speed changes to make the composition as ‘hypnotising’ as
possible.
“To begin with, I focused this research work on the focus of the gaze when performing movements. It’s a bit like looking at a pendulum in hypnosis. The reason for this was very simple: I wanted to free myself from my fear and manage
my stress in front of others’ eyes. Focusing on the hands allows you to cut yourself off from external information, to concentrate on one point, to connect with your sensations, to shift your focus and to develop your attention: a way of immersing yourself in the movement!
It is a step that develops the imagination, because by focusing on our hands we can make an imaginary entity appear.
We will playfully call it a “MAGICAL BALL”. It can take on a multitude of forms / ideas / emotions and sensations / images / textures, can compress or expand infinitely, can be outside the body or enter us and become one with it … and then be able to leave it as we please … or even fragment … pulverise … restructure itself … anything is possible! So we can control this entity. “

Manu Di Martino

Imagine that this choreographic composition is performed in the dark with the help of simple flashlights.
The body starts to move, spontaneously tracing luminous, imaginary shapes in the air…
A poetic decomposition of the body and movement.
A choreographic and luminous revisiting of the PENDULUM IN HYPNOSIS.

By applying the OKUS CORPUS LUMINIS formula specific to the OKUS LAB method.

This dancer who master the science of movement and the spatialization of a space, with simple flashlights, would he not be “super-user” of the museum?
He is capable of moving in space with great mastery, allowing them to reveal places and artworks from an innovative angle.

THIS PROCESS WILL TAKE SEVERAL FORMS:

DANCE PERFORMANCE AND FLASHLIGHTS

Here is a simple process by which the dancer creates luminous movements with simple flashlights, which allows him or her to isolate and highlight parts of the body, space, place but also to interact with the audience.

LIGHT PAINTING – PHOTOGRAPHY

The first stone of the project dates back to 2011 when I asked myself “How do you crystallize a dancer’s movement? “ By photographing the movement of the lights with a long pose and being able to visualise the trace of the movements and the signature of the dancer.
This concept was then developed according to the architecture of the place. A kind of research around light, movement and architecture.

VIDEO DESIGN / VIDEO INSTALLATION / VIDEO- MAPPING

Based on the photographic concept described above but developed in video form.
Videos of these luminous choreographies will be created in order to multiply and sublimate the movements. A kind of recomposition of light, of luminous calligraphy in movement. These ghostly videos will not only be used in the form of video installations / video-mapping according to the architecture, but also in the performance mixing dance and video-mapping.
These videos also serve to enhance a place, a space, an architecture.

DANCE PERFORMANCE AND FLASHLIGHTS IN INTERACTION WITH THE VIDEO
INSTALLATION / VIDEO-MAPPING.

All the elements (video-Mapping, “ Light Painting “ photography, dance performance and flashlights) will be associated and synchronised in a harmonious way.
INTERACTIVITY / REAL TIME (Undergoing PROTOTYPING)
We have a device in which the choreographic performance, the dancer’s movements and the orientation of the light beam will be able to interact in real time with the digital environment in which they are immersed (Video-mapping, photography, etc.)

VIRTUAL REALITY / EXTRA-MUROS EXPERIENCE (Undergoing PROTOTYPING)

We will be able to propose a virtual reality experience that will be composed of the artworks of a museum.
A kind of immersive visit of the museum but in which a virtual performer will manipulate the works of art endlessly, thanks to the interactive device, to reveal all their facets. This is a virtual and choreographic museum experience.

IMMERSIVE AND INTERACTIVE “USER” EXPERIENCE (Undergoing PROTOTYPING)

THAT INTEGRATES THE AUDIENCE, THE SPACE AND THE PERFORMERS.

What if the flashlights were held by the visitors who would in turn become actors of this experience?

OKUS PENDULUM a pour particularité d'utiliser presque l'ensemble des formules issues d'OKUS LAB.

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