Digital Dancers: Chunky Move’s ‘Mortal Engine’

November 10th, 2014

Lights down, volume up for this eerily beautiful video highlight of Mortal Engine, by Australia’s groundbreaking modern dance company, Chunky Move. While many have attempted to blend digital media with the movement of human bodies, Gideon Obarzanek’s work artfully avoids either fetishizing the technology or employing it distractingly. Precise and vividly expressive projection mapping transforms the dancers’ bodies and movements with supernatural realism. Originally performed in 2009, the Mortal Engine DVD is now finally available online.