Exhibition: Sabine Gruffat's “A Kiss of the Earth”

From the musuem:

Sabine Gruffat's "A Kiss of the Earth" is an interactive computer-animated video and sound installation inspired by Sergei Diaghilev’s revolutionary 1913 Ballets Russes production of The Rite of Spring, scored by Igor Stravinsky. It is the story of a pagan tribe calling on its deities to restore the earth, a drama that ends with a sacrificial maiden’s dancing herself to death.


Act One of Gruffat’s animation utilizes real-time weather data from Paris, France (site of the scandalous original production of The Rite of Spring), to manipulate the animation. For example when it rains in Paris, it rains in the animation. In addition viewers may send a text message to initiate the playback of Act Two, texting the word sacrifice, for example, to the phone number posted on the gallery wall. In Gruffat’s take the maiden’s ritualistic dance has been reconceived as a commentary on a real contemporary sacrifice: the increased exploitation of our planet’s natural resources in the face of economic and political pressure.

For more information, please visit: North Carolina Museum of Art
 


WHEN: August 26, 2017-January 28, 2018
WHERE: East Building, Level B North Carolina Museum of Art (2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607)

North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Sabine Gruffat's “A Kiss of the Earth” at the NCMA

When
08/26/2017
Where
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
© 2014 Sabine Gruffat

Exhibition: Sabine Gruffat's “A Kiss of the Earth”

From the musuem:

Sabine Gruffat's "A Kiss of the Earth" is an interactive computer-animated video and sound installation inspired by Sergei Diaghilev’s revolutionary 1913 Ballets Russes production of The Rite of Spring, scored by Igor Stravinsky. It is the story of a pagan tribe calling on its deities to restore the earth, a drama that ends with a sacrificial maiden’s dancing herself to death.


Act One of Gruffat’s animation utilizes real-time weather data from Paris, France (site of the scandalous original production of The Rite of Spring), to manipulate the animation. For example when it rains in Paris, it rains in the animation. In addition viewers may send a text message to initiate the playback of Act Two, texting the word sacrifice, for example, to the phone number posted on the gallery wall. In Gruffat’s take the maiden’s ritualistic dance has been reconceived as a commentary on a real contemporary sacrifice: the increased exploitation of our planet’s natural resources in the face of economic and political pressure.

For more information, please visit: North Carolina Museum of Art
 


WHEN: August 26, 2017-January 28, 2018
WHERE: East Building, Level B North Carolina Museum of Art (2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607)

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