Micro50 video is two seconds/50 frames in length. A collection of moments and distilled events. The slights of mediated performance; cut, cared for, reframed, de/interlaced, contracted. An invitation to revel in brevity and concision, to view, review and repeat. To play and replay. These brief choreographic encounters with mediated performance represent a desire to posit and foreground stillness within the dancing/moving image; to innervate and remap the durational experience of witnessing choreography for screen. To sensitise one’s experience of mediated performance time in two brief (repeatable) seconds. The videos incite a perceptual hiccough or blip, a durational composite of performativity, set amidst the confines of a microscreen.
See the videos: skellis.info/micro50
Micro50s initiated by David Corbet and Simon Ellis, July 2006. The early experiments were seeded as part of an R&D residency at PICA with dance artist Paea Leach.