James Clar | Dance Therapy (2012)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
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Dance Therapy (2012)

 

(2012)
Video installation – 22 minutes loop
Disco ball and projector

 

Footage of breakdancers are re-edited, motion stabilizing their heads so no matter where they dance their head remains in the same place. Projected onto the wall, a discoball is hung in front of the area where the dancer’s heads are. This causes the light from their heads to explode around the room as the discoball spins.

 

This piece recognizes dance as a spatial artform where dancers have to think about their environment and how they are interacting with it. Additionally, it is about those times you go to a dance club, dance for hours, and let your mind wander.
 
Exhibited:
“SEEK”, Carroll / Fletcher, London 2014
“This Is Not A Love Song”, Pera Art Museum, Istanbul 2015