Like Dreaming

Multimedia performance

This solo performance remixes poses, imagery, and sound from Instagram ads in a dreamy exploration of our relationship to social media.  A webcam captures video of the performer’s upper body as she performs – entirely with eyes closed – gestures and poses inspired by instagram ads. Custom software layers pre-recorded animations, inspired by Instagram filters, over this live video. The resulting composite video is projected behind the performer, juxtaposing real versus imagined versions of the self.

Choreography, projection design, custom software, and sound by Catherine Siller. Lighting design by Stephen Petrilli