"DESH is a new full-length contemporary solo and the most personal work to date from celebrated choreographer and performer, Akram Khan. DESH meaning 'homeland' in Bengali, draws multiple tales of land, nation, resistance and convergence into the body and voice of one man trying to find his balance in an unstable world.
Moving between Britain and Bangladesh, Khan weaves threads of memory, experience and myth into a surreal world of surprising connection. At once intimate and epic, DESH explores fragility in the face of natural forces, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the rhythms of labour, in dream and story, and in transformation and survival."
Visit DESH 3 min excerpt
"“As We Are” is a fourteen-foot, 3-D universal human head made from ribbons of ultra-bright, LED screens. In the back of the neck is a photo booth capable of taking 3D pictures. Once a visitor has their picture taken, they step out of the booth and their head is displayed on the giant head.
The sculpture addresses the relationship between self and representation of self, asking the subject of the portrait to reconsider presence through magnification. It is intended to provide amusement and evoke larger discussions around the phenomena of social media, diversity, and the power dynamic of public art ...."
Visit As We Are
by Nathan Johnson
Nathan Johnson: Director
Katie Chastain: Animator
Marke Johnson: Production Designer
A handmade, rotoscoped stop-motion video using 200 push pins and 500 feet of rubberized thread.
Making of video: vimeo.com/126946604
Interview with Director's Notes about the process: http://www.directorsnotes.com/2016/02/29/nathan-johnson-change-is-everything/
Visit Son Lux: Change Is Everything (Official Music Video)
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"Meet LUMES, the wall that greets you with a moment of happiness at Cabrini Hospital Malvern. ...
Read more - eness.com/cabrini"
Visit LUMES Light-emitting wood at Cabrini Hospital Malvern
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