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Michigan Museum of Art Presents Photoformance An Empathic Environment

Michigan Museum of Art presents Photoformance: An Empathic Environment open now through May 15, 2011.

This new multimedia production brings together the work of Ernestine Ruben, experimental photographer of the human form; Monica Ponce de Leon, architect of highly sensual, muscular and poetic structures; Peter Sparling, choreographer/video artist of new movement forms; and Erik Santos, composer of scores for a wide range of musical ensembles and Butoh performances. The supple, sensual environment they will create together will feature a video synthesis of photographic imaging and the choreography of actual bodies projected onto the skins of a multilayered, membrane-like structure, providing a walk-through body, an interactive site for live dance, music and poetry, and a luminous web for visitors to explore.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Image: Photographic still from Photoformance

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