Since 2020 I have strived to continue with my ongoing concerns for collaborative unscripted performances. During these performances multiple camera angles of participants are presented within overlapping live feed video projections. Improvising participants’ bodies are simultaneously fragmented and replicated within the installation’s projections. These performances function as live public laboratory spaces for exploring ideas and where collaborators can potentially utilize performance, installation, or prop improvisations as a forum for their own agency. Simultaneously participants allow themselves to be adapted into a collective context that may have ideas and metaphors separate to their own. The ultimate hope for these participatory projects is inspire a multiplicity of platforms to exist inside a larger work and allow for open-ended performances to house various contributions of thinking, sharing and expression.
My plans for potential research options during the brief two weeks of the Luminous Bodies Residency will include: Editing various in progress video projects, experimenting with video projections and exploring installation options of video projections for edited video project(s). Collaborations could also potential occur if there is interest from participants for unscripted interactions or facilitated play within the installation of live feed video projections in the residency studio.
Derek Brueckner is an artist and university educator at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg who has exhibited in Europe, South America and United States. Solo exhibitions and participatory projects include spaces in Brooklyn, Long Island City (Queens, NY), and New Orleans. Media coverage includes Globe & Mail, Border Crossings, Queens Courier Magazine, and NOLA Defender. Participated on conference panels at the College Art Association and Universities Art Association of Canada and has given artist talks at the University of Toronto, Red Rocks Community College (Denver, CO), College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME), School of Fine Arts at the National Academy of Design (NYC), Dominican University (Chicago), and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Co-hosts and curates an arts radio talk show at CKUW 95.9 FM/University of Winnipeg. Education includes MFA from Hunter College (NYC).
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