Janine Harrington
Screensaver Series

 
Photo: Andrew Lang

Photo: Andrew Lang

 

Screensaver Series is a multi-format performance and research project of modular elements for different contexts. The live kaleidoscopic installation is comprised of sound coding by musician Jamie Forth and dance performance by Vanessa Abreu, Stephanie McMann, Louise Tanoto, Elisa Vassena and Janine Harrington. The dancers’ perpetual movement references images from the natural world, growth patterns, care-taking, metamorphosis and evolution. Exploring an analogy to the obsolete screen-saving programmes of early computing, the dance proposes alternative attentional contracts of activity within “inactivity”: meditation, hypnosis.

The project can be performed in gallery, museum, studio theatre and unusual spaces with recorded or live sound.