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Waking dream at Ron Arad's Curtain Call

 

In August 2011, internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for Curtain Call, his 360° interactive installation showing throughout in August at the Roundhouse.As part of Curtain Call we created Waking Dream a 360° audio visual experience exploring fleeting moments of intensely surreal dreams, when lulled to sleep in transit.
Bringing together theatre, dance and digital animation, Waking Dream takes us on a disorienting journey through the subconscious of a sleeping commuter.

"Digital studio SDNA have engaged with the possibilities of a 360-degree screen as well as the original function of the Roundhouse as a railway engine shed, to create a work based around the surreal dream of a commuter who has nodded off in transit. Featuring multiples of figures dressed in smart office garb and choreographed to a rhythmical soundtrack reminiscent of rumbling trains, it's visually and aurally gripping.", Time Out.

Directed by Valentina Floris and Ben Foot
Soundtrack by Takatsuna Mukai
3D animation Zsolt Balogh
Stylist Anya Kamarek
Performers Nina Fog, Zoe Jones, Marcin Rudy and Katarzyna Witek

Waking Dream

 

In August 2011, internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for Curtain Call, his 360° interactive installation showing throughout in August at the Roundhouse.As part of Curtain Call we created Waking Dream a 360° audio visual experience exploring fleeting moments of intensely surreal dreams, when lulled to sleep in transit.
Bringing together theatre, dance and digital animation, Waking Dream takes us on a disorienting journey through the subconscious of a sleeping commuter.

"Digital studio SDNA have engaged with the possibilities of a 360-degree screen as well as the original function of the Roundhouse as a railway engine shed, to create a work based around the surreal dream of a commuter who has nodded off in transit. Featuring multiples of figures dressed in smart office garb and choreographed to a rhythmical soundtrack reminiscent of rumbling trains, it's visually and aurally gripping.", Time Out.

Directed by Valentina Floris and Ben Foot
Soundtrack by Takatsuna Mukai
3D animation Zsolt Balogh
Stylist Anya Kamarek
Performers Nina Fog, Zoe Jones, Marcin Rudy and Katarzyna Witek

Cinetaxis at Shunt

 

“Life projected through magical digital form”. 

Cinetaxis is a project led by digital art practitioners SDNA, at once capable of becoming a son et lumier, intimate installation and theatrical performance. It's an experimental collaboration of audio/video art and visual performance creating site specific 'live' installations.

The inspiration for the title 'Cinetaxis' is derived from research into phototaxis, (insects automatic reaction to light sources), and a desire to explore the same in humans ‘attraction to light', both real and metaphorical. This provides an aesthetic and narrative framework drawing links between insect anatomy and the human form, both beautiful and grotesque, fascinating and unsettling.

Cinetaxis is distinctive for many reasons but one of the most important aspects of the project is that it is genuinely cross-disciplinary. It aims to create a dialogue and close integration between multiple artistic disciplines (contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts ), led by digital visual art as practised by SDNA.

ARTISTIC DIRECTION / PRODUCTION  
SDNA / Valentina Floris and Ben Foot 
PERFORMERS Nina Fog / Natasha Mayran / Natasha Stanic
LIVE MUSIC Dubmode / Electric Lane / Takatsuna Mukai / Alessandro Olla 
COSTUME DESIGN Cabinet of Curiosity 
INSTALLATIONS  Zsolt Balogh / Barbara Gamper / Chris Singer

Radio London Promo

 

Radio London Hair Salon

Folded Page One

 

Folded Page One

“Folded Page One” is an live audio visual stage performance co produced by SDNA (UK) and Ticonzero (Italy). 
It's the first chapter of a complex artistic research which aims to investigate the interaction of various live media and the integration of different artistic languages: audio visual, graphics, sculpture, fashion, physical performance and theatrical process. 
The performance is divided into 8 parts (the maximum number of times paper can be folded), exploring the physical and metaphysical properties and potentials of paper
Paper is the starting point for all of the artists. The costume, designed by Cabinet of Curiosity using origami techniques, is made out of paper, all of the visuals are filmed events or animations derived from paper and Alessandro's music is composed using sounds of paper.
The performer, Nina Fog, plays a creature born from paper who constantly transforms herself, reinventing her corporeality.
“With Folded I am exploring the sensations of being written upon (by sound, image, costume, space); being invented and - at the same time - being erased. The constant cycle of living and dying makes me only a momentary creature in a fragment of time - I aim to be in the pure of state of existing from moment to moment”. Nina Fog 


www.aleolla.it
www.sdna.tv
www.ninafog.com
www.cabinetofcuriosity.org

Outdoor Projections

 

Outdoor Projections

97Hz Underwater

 

97 Hz underwater

97 Hz is a research into interdisciplinary practice that explores the relationship between video, sound, theatre and new technologies.
An audio visual experiment that attempts to express connections between the performer and his subconscious while dissolving the lines between artistic disciplines.
The project was developed in July 2010 as a co-production between SDNA and Ticonzero.

Coproduction 2010 TiconZero (Italy) + SDNA (UK)
Concept, direction and music: Alessandro Olla
Video: SDNA (Valentina Floris, Ben Foot)
Performer: Massimo Zordan
Text: Gianni Guardigli
Costumes: Salvatore Aresu
Production assistant: Roberta Serra

Cinetaxis Experiment 2

 

Cinetaxis Experiment 2

Cinetaxis Experiment 2 was created in 2007 in a disused warehouse in the East End of London. The project explores audience interaction with audio visual installations and physical performance drawn from the observation of  antropods.