copyright David Michalek 2007
From July 12, 2007 David Michalek’s Slow Dancing will be
projected in high definition onto three 50-foot screens
on the front of the New York State Theater in New York
City. IRIDAS’ FrameCycler VenueSystem is providing
uncompressed playback and SpeedGrade was used for color
correction. Captured with the Phantom HD high-speed digital
camera, the Slow Dancing installation is made up of
five-second sequences by 44 of the world’s greatest
dancers. Shot at 1,000 fps, each of these sequences
lasts for an astonishing 10 minutes in the final piece.
The images are presented as a triptych: three different
dancers at a time create a rich collage of color,
gesture, and hyper-slow movement drawing on dance
traditions from around the globe.
Acclaimed artist David Michalek has been creating
large-scale performance and installation pieces since
the mid-1990s. His work has appeared at venues such as
the Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Hall, and Yale University.
David is also on the visiting faculty of the Yale
Divinity School. Married to New York City Ballet
principal dancer, Wendy Whelan, David has had front line
exposure to the world of dance. We spoke with David
Michalek at his home in New York City.
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