The Flesh Machine: experimental dance films

My name is Adriene Hughes and I make Dance Films.

Please visit additional dance related pages
Dance Photography
Audio for Film

You can find the rest of my work adrienehughes.com

I hold a MFA from Tufts University and The School of The Museum of Fine Arts and am currently an Educator and the Principal Producer Director at The Media Labs, University of California, San Diego.

Contact me: dance@thefleshmachine.net

all rights reserved, adriene hughes, ©2012

My name is Adriene Hughes and I am a multi-media artist interested in the use of technology to redefine movement through cinematography. I am also interested in challenging over-simplified perceptions of dance. Often, performances are recollected as a series of high leaps, or a moment of physical flexibility. I am interested in rendering dance in a way that acknowledges its complexity, dynamism, and how our own
construction of it can be ever changing.

Technically I use the highest possible HD technology (1920x1080p) to capture the moving image, as well as experimenting with the use of  a vintage 1950s square format camera called TTV or through the viewfinder. My intent is to use technology, old and new, to play a major role in generating the multi-sensorial experience. Combining these modes of seeing and representing is about construction and deconstruction: the fabrication of dance through movement
and space. In collaborating with Summer Jones, a choreographer and mathematician in the field of ballet, I am generating cinematography about dance, which ultimately becomes an act of choreography in and of itself - a multi-layered experience to challenge notions of perception, focus and time.

In addition to film-making, I am also interested in the way the moving dancer is captured in a single still frame.  My  dance photography can be seen at (The Flesh Machine) main website.


You can find the rest of my work at my website at (adrienehughes.com)


I hold a MFA from Tufts University and The School of The Museum of Fine Arts and am currently an Educator and Senior Producer Director at The Media Labs, University of California, San Diego

Contact me: dance@thefleshmachine.net


all rights reserved, adriene hughes, ©2010