Death Animations (2008) - Brody Condon

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Image: Stills from "Death Animations" video

Performance, 3 hours
Machine Project, Los Angeles

Statement: Inspired by Bruce Nauman's 1973 work "Tony Sinking into the Floor, Face Up and Face Down", 9 dancers outfitted in fantasy armour recreated his performance in slow motion combined with movements based on computer game death animations, this piece was accompanied by a high volume binaural beats reputed to induce out of body experiences. Closely linked to his past process of modification of existing computer games, as well as performative events with medieval re-enactment and fantasy live action role playing subcultures, Death Animations is a re-interpretation of the Nauman work through the lens of "New Age" ideas of astral projection and out of body experience, computer games, and recent foreign conflict.

View video of the performance

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