The Flesh Machine: experimental dance films

My name is Adriene Hughes and I make Dance Films.

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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.

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Continuity and acceleration are two mathematical concepts that relate the dancing body to space. This film unpacks the sensation of acceleration embedded in limits taken in the act of determining the continuous nature of movement.

The algorithmic music score for this film is based on the calculus definition for continuity. This mathematical definition is transformed into a computerized acousmatic sound element which is not fixed in the connection to the movement of dance, camera or editing, but rather is form free in its relationship and correlation through sonic expressions.

This film was made by filmmaker/sound composer Adriene Hughes, in collaboration with mathematician/choreographer Summer Jones and sonification artist Joachim Gossman.

Shot on the grounds of the Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, ©2011

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