Cypherdusa 2007

The clue is in the name!

A dancer in an interactive costume investigates the relations between movements, costume, light, sound and space. Cypherdusa is a combination of Cypher, that refers to an algorithm for crypting language – this means complex coding though operation – and the mythological figure Medusa, who can petrify someone with her gaze.

The mixture of dance, costume and space becomes a thematic story about the relation between man and machine and the costume appears as a sort of membrane with it’s own meaning. Through the costume the dancer engage in a contradictory relation between our needs and freedom that technology fulfills and the bonds and dependence that also comes along.

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Date: February 12, 2007