December 10, 2011 | Rising Above Water | Goddard College, VT

Date:Dec 10 [Sat], 2011
Where:Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield, VT
Time:8PM
Cost:$20 Donation
Info:Risingabovewater@gmail.com | 802-322-5040
DOUBLE VISION will be performing with Vermont’s finest choreographers to benefit the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. After hurricane Irene struck Vermont there has been widespread damage to the state. Works by Big APE/Tiffany Rhynard, Clare Bryne, Hanna Satterlee, Heather Bryce Labor, Joy Madden, Kiera Sauter & Candace Fugazy, Lucille Dyer, Paul Besaw, Rosemary Leach, Willow Wonder and Amy LePage will be presented.

Donates from this highly unique show will go toward a great cause.

November 4-6, 2011 | Wave Rising Series | DUMBO, Brooklyn

Date:Nov 4-6 [Fri-Sun], 2011
Where:John Ryan Theater, 25 Jay St., DUMBO, Brooklyn
Time:Fri @ 7:30PM, Sat @ 4PM, Sun @ 7:30PM
Cost:$20
Info: whitewavedance.com | 718-855-8822
DOUBLE VISION is proud to be presenting two works in the 2011 Wave Rising Series. Duplexity is a solo inspired by the idea that asingle message may be sent simultaneously in two directions. The piece divides, subdivides and redivides the dancer’s focus between multiple physical, mental and psychological units that operate independently of one another. Hysteretic Trio evokes an abstract dreamscape rich in complex shapes, relationships and points of meditation. Fleeting patterns dissolve into autonomous polyrhythms and intersecting lines as three dancers leap, twist, strike and resist rest.

DOUBLE VISION creates experimental performances for dance, music, and video that embody the changing landscape of contemporary culture. The company was co-founded by Pauline Jennings and Sean Clute in 2003 and has since performed throughout the United States and Europe.

The Wave Rising Series includes three weeks of international contemporary dance groups.

Choreography by Pauline Jennings, performance by Jennifer Mellor, Avi Waring, Willow Wonder sound by Sean Clute


August 4-6, 2011 | DOUBLE VISION @ Ozu | Monteleone Sabino, Italy

Date:Aug 4-6 [Thur-Sat], 2011
Where:OZU, L.go Moricone, 1, 02033 – Monteleone Sabino, Italy
Time:All day and night
Cost:100 Euro [includes workshop, performance, accommodations, breakfast,
lunch, dinner for three days]
Info: ozu.it | info@ozu.it | +39.0765.885027
“Nessuno conosce che cosa sta cucinando nella vaschetta meglio di chi fa la mescolatura.”

The DOUBLE VISION workshop, also known as POHSKROW, is open to artists from a variety of disciplines including visual art, dance, music, video and writing. During the workshop artists will be guided through a process of experimenting with interdisciplinary and interactive collaborative performance. The workshop will result in a public showing.

Throughout the three days of workshops, participants will have the opportunity to share their own artistic techniques through collaborative exercises, all while enjoying great food, conversation and the beautiful surroundings of OZU.

The participation fee is 100 Euro and includes the workshop and performance, sleeping facilities, breakfast, lunch and dinner for three days.

Places are limited to 10. To receive more information or book the workshop, contact info@ozu.it

Program Details:
Aug. 4 (Thurs):
Arrival day. Participants should arrive at OZU by 19:00
Dinner: 19:00 – 20:00
Introduction: 20:00 – 22:00

Aug. 5 (Fri):
Workshop Session #1: 10:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break: 13:00 – 15:00
Workshop Session #2: 15:00 – 18:00
Individual preparation time for the rest of the day.
Dinner: 19:00 – 20:00

Aug. 6 (Sat):
Workshop Session #3: 10:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break: 13:00 – 15:00
Preparation time before performance: 15:00 – 18:00
Performance: 20:00

Accommodation Details:
Accommodation is provided in the dormitory room.
It is possible to book a private (double) room according to availability. The private rooms are close to the dormitory, the bathroom and toilet are shared as well. The cost of the private room is 8 Euro per night per person to be added to the participation fee.
All food, vegetarian or not, is prepared mainly with local organic products.
Participants who wish to have more time to relax, visiting the area or making some trips to Rome have the chance to book a longer staying (always according to availability).
OZU is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rolling hills, authentic and uncontaminated nature, in the heart of Sabina region, in the centre of Italy.
OZU is located about 5 km from the small village Monteleone Sabino.
The city of Rome, that is only 55 Km from OZU, can be easily reached by car, bus or train.


July 30, 2011 | DOUBLE VISION @ Florian Workshop | Budapest, Hungary

Date:Jul 30 [Sat], 2011
Where:Florian Workshop, 1033 Budapest, Flórián tér 3. Hungry
Time:8PM
Cost:Donation
Info:erdodi.katalin[kukac]gmail[pont]com | Erdődi Katalin, 06 70 2929 424
“ A tiltott gyümölcs a legédesebb”

United States based intermedia performance group DOUBLE VISION will be performing works created at the Florian Workshop in Budapest. With support from the Moving House Foundation, the group will showcase works for contemporary dance, audiovisual performance, and noise. Premieres include the live animation, Mythology (Buda and Pest), in which the ancient and modern cityscapes merge, Rubik’s Cubes rotate, and digitally resampled Ugrós jump. As part of the workshop, DOUBLE VISION will also explore, experiment, and collaborate with the local emerging performing arts scene. Mystery is afoot in the Pearl of the Danube.

Choreography by Pauline Jennings, performance by Jennifer Mellor, video and sound by Sean Clute, local collaborators TBA.


July 20,21 2011 | DOUBLE VISION @ ProARTS | Brno, Czech Republic

Date:Jul 20,21 [Wed, Thur], 2011
Where:Stadion – Stadion, Kounicova 685/20, Brno, Czech Republic
Time:8PM
Cost:240/160/0Kč
Info:http://www.proart-festival.cz/program_2011_brno.html
United States based intermedia performance group DOUBLE VISION will be performing two different programs at the ProARTS International Festival in Brno, Czech Republic. Both nights they will share the performance with other international performing arts groups. Details are as follows:

July 20: DOUBLE VISION (USA) and Saku Koistinen (FIN)
Duplexity, by DOUBLE VISION, is a contemporary dance solo inspired by the idea of broadcasting messages simultaneously in two directions. The piece deals with the distribution of the dancers focus (perception) between the physical, mental and psychological level, and their mutual (in) dependence. Choreography is by Pauline Jennings, sound by Sean Clute, and danced by Jennifer Mellor.

OHI – Fragments and about being human, by choreographer Saku Koistinen, is a worked based on the word OHI. OHI is a word with its own logic, where two people try to find their own way there – alone and together.

July 21: Martin Dvorak / ProART Company (UK) and DOUBLE VISION (USA)
New Company ProART piece, Brotherhood, is loosely linked to social dancing reflection of Czech and Slovak Property Boulevard, inspired by the “timeless poem” SK Neumann in the national recitation Jirina penniless artist: “I, the Czech nation, I sobered up too soon from the beautiful dream of a blooming garden, where liberty, fraternity and peace as the girl danced merry beliefs and where justice was given to me and to each of mine. ” / Psalm of 1919. Choreography is by Martin Dvorak music by Ben Frost and performed by Irene Bauer, Lenka Kolarova, Mirek Prokešová, and John Ryšlavá.

Veritable Vicissitudes, by DOUBLE VISION, is an interactive sensory playground, where visitors find themselves in a maze of roads, shadows, light, sound and movement. Audiences themselves become agents of choreographic evening events. Performance by DOUBLE VISION in collaboration with ProART Company, video by Jessica Gomula, and sound by Sean Clute.


July 5-9 2011 | DOUBLE VISION @ Ionian Center | Kefalonia, Greece

Date:Jul 5-9 [Tues, Sat], 2011
Where:Ionian Center, Metaxata 28100, Island Kefalonia, Greece
Time:8PM
Cost:360 Euro [includes six days residency, workshops, performance]
Info:info@ionionartscenter.gr | +30 69843 00009
“γνῶθι σεαυτόν”

United States based intermedia performance group DOUBLE VISION will be giving a series of workshops, artist talks, and performances at the Ionian Center for the Arts. Participants will be immersed in the exploration of contemporary dance, movement, and experimental arts. After spending six days with DOUBLE VISION on the pristine Island Kefalonia, all involved will walk away refreshed and inspired.

The workshop includes:
- 6 DAYS STAY in double occupancy room
- Participation to the entire program (4-9 July, 2011)
- Breakfast
- Certificate of Participation
- Free Participation to the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture Open Programs

Workshop Schedule:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011: Artist Talk
Wednesday, July 6, 2011: Workshop in Improvisation
Thursday, July 7, 2011: Dance Master Class
Friday, July 8, 2011: Artist talk or performance elsewhere
Saturday, July 9, 2011: Evening performance

Workshop Details:
DOUBLE VISION Artist Talk. [Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings]
DOUBLE VISION will give an overview of their work while emphasizing collaboration, interaction, and the use of science and technology in the art-making process. Because DOUBLE VISION’s work incorporates diverse media including dance, painting, sculpture, video, music and omputer programming, the talk will be relevant and interesting for a diverse audience.

Master Class for Dancers, Storytellers, Poets and the Performing Artist [by Lida Winfeld]
Using improvisation, Lida will lead the group to explore ways of creating stories and movement. By sharing our stories through movement and narrative, participants will build bridges between each other and contribute to the growth of community. Creativity and an open mind is all that is needed to enjoy this workshop; all sizes and abilities welcome.

Contemporary Dance Master Class [by Pauline Jennings]
Students will be given the opportunity to learn works from the DOUBLE VISION dance repertoire directly from choreographer Pauline Jennings and company dancers. The class can be adjusted to suit beginner to advanced dance technique needs.

Performance Program:
Duplexity is a contemporary dance solo inspired by the idea that a single message may be sent simultaneously in two directions.

The woods are deep is a dance duet rooted in images of moving water, hawks, deer, and humans in the map of an imaginary landscape.

Know Thyself is a live animation in which interpretations of Greek mythology are improvised.

Fee:
360 Euro per person. Payable in the Center’s registered account or through our Paypal Account.


June 18 2011 | DOUBLE VISION @ CDandFS | Montpelier, Vermont

Date:Jun 18 [Sat], 2011
Where:18 Langdon St., Montpelier, VT
Time:7PM
Cost:Donation
Info:double-vision.org
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” – John Pierpont Morgan

After seven years in the San Francisco Bay, intermedia and contemporary dance group DOUBLE VISION has started a new phase. The group has survived a long winter thus officially making its home Vermont. With new surroundings, performers, and visions, the group is experimenting as Artist In Residence at CDFS in Montpelier. These experiments include the computer-driven choreographic work Test Patterns, a quintet Unititled, and a live-video performance entitled Artifact. Throughout the evening’s performance, DOUBLE VISION will give a glimpse into this emerging phase.

DOUBLE VISION, led by Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings, creates experimental performances for dance, music, and video that embody the changing landscape of contemporary culture. The group has toured nationally and internationally with performances at venues including the Merce Cunningham Studio, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Macworld Artist Salon, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC Theater, and Mills College. This summer, the company will be embarking upon a 6-week tour throughout Europe.

Choreography by Pauline Jennings and Sean Clute; video by Sean Clute; dance by Amy LePage, Hanna Satterlee, Avi Waring, Lida Winfield and Willow Wonder.


March 7-April 1, 2011 | Recursive Things | Julian Gallery, Johnson, VT

Date:March 7- April 1 [Mon-Fri], 2011
Where:Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Time:MON March 7 – FRI April 1 [10AM-6PM M-F, 10AM-4PM Sat]
Cost:FREE
Info:seanclute.com
“To understand recursion, you must first understand recursion.” — Author Unknown

Artist Sean Clute has been swept into an abyss of infinite digital media reproduction. Clute’s series of prints and videos entitled Recursive Things is an amalgamation of learning, writing and editing code with the language Processing. The artwork includes tiny creatures that multiply and arrange themselves according to basic computer programming techniques. “Good” and “intuitive” art-making is becoming less mysterious as technology (ex. fMRI) unveils our ethos. Machine aided recursion can be a method for developing new awareness and extending the human sprit.

If you Photoshop the Mona Lisa with Justin Bieber’s head, are you are still guided by the Golden Ratio? Can the Stanford Frankencamera obey the rule of thirds better then your own eyes? Does the computational mathematics used in online dating services judge potential romantic partners better than you can? As science solves many mysteries of the human heart, the justification of using intuition as a primary method for artistic choice diminishes. Just as Cage and Cunningham used chance to instigate visionary artworks, computers can spark new methods for artistic creation. Relinquishing the artist ego can thereby eliminate old habits and timeless excuses, while avoiding the subjugation of viewers to a chain of remakes. In other words, perhaps it is time to permit machines to make decisions, inform our visions and enlighten human creativity.

Recursive Things includes a series of prints that are guided by Sean Clute and created by his computer. The monochromatic prints show simplistic creatures rotating and clustering in space. While the basic shapes of the creatures were constructed intentionally by Clute, the arrangement and number of creatures in each print was determined randomly by the machine. Clute’s pattern of learning the Processing language and the computer’s process of generating the artwork were informed by recursion. The symbiotic relationship between Clute, the computer, and the idea of recursion are documented with each print.

A video installation is an interactive component of the Recursive Things show. The installation resembles the prints, only now the creatures are in motion: dropping through space and swarming the audience. A camera, computer and video projector together composite images of live audience members with the falling creatures. The computer detects physical edges, thereby allowing the audience to control the arrangement and movement of the creatures. Similar to the randomness generated by the computer the audience acts as an unorganized conduit for the composition.


March 6, 2011 | DOUBLE VISION @ CD&FS | Montpelier, Vermont

Date:March 6 [Sun], 2011
Where:CD&FS, 18 Langdon Street, Montpelier, VT
Time:6:45PM
Cost:$10-$5 Donation
Info:double-vision.org
DOUBLE VISION will present Veritable Vicissitudes, an interactive performance installation featuring choreography by Pauline Jennings, dance performance by Hanna Satterlee, Ellen Smith Ahern and Lida Winfield, live sound by Sean Clute and Sherlock Terry and video by Jessica Gomula.

Pauline Jennings will also present a work-in-progress viewing of the solo Duplexity, which will be premiered internationally at the ProARTS International Choreography Platform, Prague, this July.


February 18-22, 2011 | DOUBLE VISION @ The Silo | Bucks County, PA

Date:Feb 18-22, 2011
Where:The Silo, Mystical Kirkland Farm, Bucks County, PA
Time:All day and night
Cost:N/A
Info:double-vision.org
DOUBLE VISION travels to Bucks County Pennsylvania to work on a new contemporary dance entitled Duplexity. Choreographer Pauline Jennings, dancer Jennifer Mellor, new media artist Sean Clute and code warrior Rick Mellor will be collaborating at The Silo.

The Silo is part of the Mystical Kirkland Farm and operated by the kind-hearted Robin Staff
and her many dogs, horses, and cows. DOUBLE VISION will use the time to develop new work for its summer of 2011 European tour, the Recession Special.