– Interactive, Digital, Performance Art –

Phygitalide | L:ED

Thursday, August 17th
9:00 PM
Saranac Art Projects
25 W. Main Ave.

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If you’ve been with us for a while, you might have seen Dorianne Wotton’s movement-based work here a few years ago. Well, she’s back from France, and she’s brought a crew.

This Thursday, she joins with her other artistic half, Xavier Exomene, as L:ED, and with the help of local artists and dancers Anna Czoski and Matt Doval, present Phygitalide, an interactive combination of projection, sensors, and tango.

This project has been funded in part through Spokane Arts’ SAGA grants program.

As they put it, “This creation goes against the negative perceptions of digitization and moreover digitized places. Digital tools are said to invade our lives, isolate people and control the world around us without us realizing. Novelty rightly scares people who can feel concerned about over digitization.”

The L:ED is a Laboratory for Experiments in Digital. It was co-founded in 2013 by Dorianne Wotton and Exomène. L: ED is working on the relationship between image, sound and space, trying to erase the line between on the one hand, the virtual and real spaces, and on the other hand, artistic media.
The group aims to promote the creation, promotion and distribution of multimedia artistic works. The art direction is based on multidisciplinary performances and installations.

Each project tends to mix the disciplines, to highlight the tenuous nature of the borders between them for the artists and the spectators to get rich intermingling of these. Thus L:ED regularly partners with many artists and performers (dancers, actors, musicians, etc.) to propose new performance incorporating interactive technologies.

The guideline of the work in L:ED is hacking in the first sense : diversion of objects and things of the purpose for which they were designed in order to divert preconceptions. In addition, I am working on confusion, mental disorder and its manifestations. Finally, we live in a highly connected world where the border between the real and the virtual is becoming increasingly blurred. Our new universe is impalpable, intangible, immaterial and volatile. It is a new home for the spirit, which shatters all physical boundaries.

In our vision of digital art, it takes more than a computer to make a work digital. Digital workshops, interactive installations, immersive video mapping, digital shows and performances, vjing, motion design… we do everything it takes to explore all the unsuspected depths of the “digital”.