Wanås Konst, Sweden, 2015-2016
HUE is a research project by visual artist Sebastian Kite (UK), composer Simon Goff (UK) and choreographer Lisanne Goodhue (CAN). In September 2015, the artistic team conducted a competitive residency at the Milvus Artistic Research Center and Wanås Konst, Sweden, leading towards the creation of a performative installation.
HUE investigates the responsibility of experience in an installation and performance context, and how this can be shared between artists and their audience. Through a developed common vocabulary using the subject of colour as a bridge between visual art, dance and music, the work focuses on the process of interaction between the three media to create specific ambiances.
The installation consists of a series of spaces defined by large translucent screens, colour projection, live sound and dance. These elements combined catalyse movement and interactions between performers and audience members. The project presents a non-hierarchical scenic and temporal space that challenges traditional concepts and modes of experiencing dance performance, concert music and visual art. Performers and audiences occupy an ambulatory space together, both parties having a direct influence on the course of the piece: physically, visually and sonically.
The work combines the strengths of the three media to create a unique experience in terms of kinesthetic empathy, making use of tools at the cutting edge of technology.
To date, HUE has been manifested in the form of a residency, workshops, performances in Berlin, London, record, prints and book.