Ghosts in the Machine

Cowie, Billy (2009) Ghosts in the Machine Lighthouse, Brighton, UK.



Ghosts in the Machine is a twenty-five minute looped, projected 3D dance installation. The audience - wearing red/blue anaglyph glasses - see what appears to be three solid three-dimensional dancers in the same space as themselves. The three ladies: Jennifer Potter, Rachel Blackman and Victoria Melody dance, sing and joke their way through the twenty-five minutes. The topics of their discussions range from existentialism to ballpark-sex to media studies (though none of them is quite sure which cowboy film Marshall McLuhan was actually in). Hanging over them is the dread knowledge that at the end of the performance they have to do ‘the whole friggin thing all over again’ but somehow it turns out to be more fun than they thought.

Item Type:Other form of assessable output
Additional Information:Ghosts in the Machine was commissioned by Lighthouse (Brighton), and premiered by them as part of HOUSE, the Artists Open Houses new initiative for Brighton Festival. The work was funded by Arts Council England with additional support from the University of Brighton. Presentations Lighthouse as part of House in Brighton Festival May 2009 (premiere) British Council Showcase in Edinburgh Festival August 2009 Traverse Theatre Edinburgh November 2009 British Dance Edition Birmingham April 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords:Installation; stereoscopic; 3D; dance
Subjects:W000 Creative Arts and Design > W600 Photography and Film > W610 Moving Image Techniques > W613 Film & Sound Recording
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W500 Dance
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
ID Code:6441
Deposited By:Billy Cowie
Deposited On:09 Nov 2009
Last Modified:11 Jun 2012 11:23

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