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Moving Target

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

A device to explore the deepest meanderings of body movement.


In 1996, Diller and Scofidio collaborated with choreographer Frédéric Flamand conceiving "Moving target", a performance where dance and architecture worked together to explore the deepest meanderings of body movement.

The architects designed a device to improve the stage, it included a projector and a 45-degree sloping mirror where images were screened. Results were various, depending on how the device itself was used. Sometimes it just reflected what dancers did on the stage, duplicating the scene and subverting weight's canon. Otherwise, if projection were on, real dancers interacted with the pre-recorded and unreal ones.

The video combines fragments of different nature, together they offer an overview of the project. The first part is mostly analytic and exposes some considerations about movement and body, afterward some excerpts from the performance are shown. These last ones reveal how much the installation was strong in order to fuse real and virtual and to multiply levels of perception of the performance.

Authors icon Credits

Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Mentioned project: Moving Target, multimedia teather
Project location: first performed in Charleroi, Belgium

USA 1996
Duration: 14'37''