FUTURE SELF is an interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk created by rAndom International and Wayne McGregor and scored by acclaimed composer Max Richter, premiering in Berlin on April 28, 2012 at MADE. FUTURE SELF studies human movement, additive interaction and what these may reveal about identity, today and in the years to come. The installation mirrors movement in light, creating a three dimensional, ‘living’ sculpture from the composite gestures of those who surround it. FUTURE SELF aims to test the boundaries of both artists’ research and practice, pushing them out of their respective comfort zones and into a new realm of creativity. Performers and audience members are bound together, in the moment, as an illuminated presence — another version of themselves.
rAndom International explores the relationship between the animate and inanimate; the natural and artificial.Their experimental installations encourage a distinctly physical interaction between an object and its viewer, often by means of light and kinaesthesia.
Wayne McGregor CBE is a multi award-winning British choreographer, renowned for his physically testing choreography and ground-breaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science. He is the Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Resident Company at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet (appointed 2006). In January 2011, McGregor was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).
Max Richter is a German-born, British composer, trained in composition and piano at Edinburgh University, at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Luciano Berio in Florence. Max’s recent work continues to stretch the notions of what Classicalmusic is. ‘24 Postcards In Full Colour’, released in August 2008, is an experimental work made up of 24 composed ringtones. Max works widely in film music, installation and the theatre, most recently on INFRA, made with Wayne MacGregor and Julian Opie for The Royal Ballet, London. Max was named 2008
European Composer Of The Year for his score to Ari Folman’s Waltz With Bashir, for which he was also nominated for the Prix France Musique.
MADE is a creative platform for artists from various fields, located in the heart of Berlin.
It can be a gallery, a workspace, a studio, a stage, a laboratory, or a performance space – but most of all, it is a
venue for interdisciplinary projects that invites artists to step out of their artistic routines. The goal of MADE is to enable a new kind of creative work by bringing together different artistic fields and offering a workspace and an inspiring biotope that allows new things to happen.
Saturday, April 28: Premiere performance, invitation only.
Sunday, April 29: Three further performances will take place at 12pm, 3pm and 5pm, open to the public.
RSVP by April 23rd at firstname.lastname@example.org. Capacity is limited.
The ‘Future Self’ exhibition at MADE will be open to the public:
Duration: May 3, 2012 – June 2, 2012
Days: Thursday – Saturday
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Alexanderstrasse 7, 10178 Berlin
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