The ZOOMOLOGISTS is a multi-perspective research on the digital multiplication up to the dissolution of the performative body. Five professional and internationally established dancers expand the classical viewer’s perspective via zoom to include their private surroundings, which becomes the new stage for their individual performances. Playing with several cameras takes on an important position, as the dancers consciously work with an almost voyeuristic penetration of a foreign space. The performers thus implement several cameras in their environment, which can be controlled at different times. Each perspective can be displayed in a separate window in the zoom view, so that the impression is quickly created that one is observing parts of the performance from the perspective of a surveillance camera.
« The ZOOMOLOGISTS » was conceived out of the pandemic. Being a Zoom based project, created and performed via the Zoom Application. Its entire design is scaled and crafted for the web, and looks to create a 100% digital experience of dance. « The Zoomologists » are products of a society in crises, locked at home, battling its way out of a foreign virus, and paradoxically, so much creativity has managed to find its way to our homes and screens »
« The ZOOMOLOGISTS » was presented as a try-out in a live-streaming on YouTube. Afterwards fabien prioville dance company invited the audience to a talk on Zoom to exchange about the experience.
This research project is funded in the frame of RELOAD fond by Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
Dancers: Leonor Clary, Fabien Prioville, Evan Schwarz, Anna Süheyla Harms, Zuzana Zahdranikova
Music: Otacílio Melgaço, Hannah Peel, DJ Koze, Cecilia Bartoli, Colin Stetson
Assistant: Azusa Seyama
Management / P & O: Alexandra Schmidt
Production Management. Hannah Busch