ADAPTATION

In October of 2014, StudioM13 produced an evening exploring concepts of personal evolution, specifically designed for the environment of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center,  Our full length piece Adaptation was preceded by Requiem by Meshi Chavez, and Word on the Street by Lisa DeGrace.   More information and links coming soon,

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I’m fascinated by how we (humans) subconsciously adapt ourselves, and so quickly compared to the rest of natural world.  The challenge for me is how to unearth and bring to the surface the influences of my own evolution.  The stage can distill and focus us into that world of knowing for just a moment.

I see images in primarily two forms: emotion and geometry.  When the two work together I’m satisfied with an image.  Video then to me is simply stringing together thousands of these frames until they make sense together.  I would offer that the viewer can look at the entire piece in this way.  The dancer can become our connection inside the framework created by image and set.  The music is air,,,filling the space, and adding a slight narrative where messages form.

Stephen Miller
October, 2014