Inter is an immersive performance experience meant to instill a heightened sense of awareness of the interconnectedness of all living beings into the space.
Using movement data of dancers and soft traces of blurred footage of the body, Inter juxtaposes the abstract with the identifiable to create a cosmic sense of life where disconnected entities slowly morph into one large interconnected being. As the piece progresses, dancers roam through the audience, to create a deepened channel between the world inside the screen and the audience members themselves.
Premiered at Frank Gehry-designed IAC Building as part of the Big Screens show on December 8, 2017.
Part of Expanded Cinema, Vol. 3 show at IFP's Made in NYC Media Center's Media Wall during August 2018.
The piece was created for the video wall in the IAC Building, a Frank Gehry-designed building in New York City. IAC Video Wall is one of the largest high-resolution video walls in the world, 120 feet (37 m) wide and 11 feet (3.4 m) high. Inter premiered at IAC Building as part of the Big Screens show on December 8th, 2017 with a live performance of 3 dancers.
Inter is also showcased at Made in NY Media Center by IFP in New York City as part of the Expanded Cinema, Vol. 3 show. The piece is exhibited during the month of August 2018 at IFP media center's 27 seamless LCD panels and 360-Degree Projection Media Wall.
Created by Akmyrat Tuyliyev and Elizabeth Caroline White
Dancers: Emily Anderson, Jonathan Rodrigues, Jules-Romay Joseph, Elizabeth Caroline White
Voice-over by Ziyu He
Sound design by Aarón Montoya-Moraga
Spoken Excerpts from Thich Nhat Hanh
Special Thanks: Mimi Yue Yin, Daniel Shiffman, Lisa Jamhoury, Aaron Parsekian, Andrew Lazarow, Mathura Govindarajan
Music adapted from The xx - Reconsider (Jamie xx Boiler Room Remix)