Benton-C Bainbridge and Brooke Broussard at the Big Screen Plaza

Benton-C Bainbridge and Brooke Broussard at the Big Screen Plaza

As part of LISA’s partnership with the Big Screen Plaza, we will be showing excerpts from one of Benton-C Bainbridge and Brooke Broussard’s works during the months of June and July on the Big Screen at the Eventi Hotel at 30th and 6th in Manhattan.  We are excited that Benton and Brooke are working with us for this project!

Artists’ Bios as of June 2011:

Benton-C Bainbridge [ benton-c.com ]
is an artist based in The Bronx and Nashville working with video as a
painterly and performable medium. Benton-C’s media art is made with
custom systems of his own design. Bainbridge has presented video as
immersive environments and live compositions across 5 continents,
collaborating with scores of artists around the world. Career
highlights include the best-attended ever Whitney Museum of American
Art at Philip Morris performance with live media ensemble The Poool,
video design for 2 Beastie Boys world tours and numerous special
appearances and analog video synth FX for TV On The Radio.

Currently, Benton-C Bainbridge and choreographer/dancer Brooke
Broussard are exploring visuals made by bodies and extended with
technology for “Infinite Light.” Glowing Pictures (Benton-C Bainbridge
and V Owen Bush) has launched the fourth season of One Step Beyond at
American Museum of Natural History, at which they are the resident
visual designers and visualists.

Brooke Broussard [ brookebroussard.com ]
Brooke Broussard is an emerging choreographer whose work incorporates
neuroscience, emotional states and inventive, improvisational
movement; culminating in a multi-media performance that will be
groundbreaking in the arts. Brooke strives to be a individual
choreographer in the arts focusing on the dance community while also
collaborating with musicians, visual artists, and advancing
technologies.  Her visions cross the line away from the typical dance
performance into a new generation of tech savvy performance art.
Brooke is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana where she began to grow in
modern dance.  In 2000, graduated with BFA  BFA in Dance from the
University of Southern Mississippi.  In 1999 and 2000, she was awarded
scholarships to attend the American Dance Festival where she met Shen
Wei.  Brooke  became a founding company member of Shen Wei Dance Arts
in 2000 where she danced for 9 years.  Brooke has created and
performed her own choreography in New York at CBGBs, PS 122, Pianos,
Brooklyn Art Project, Triskelion Collaborations Festival, for The New
Orleans Fringe Festival, Natural History Museum, and Diapason Gallery,
Reverb Festival 2010, Suny Purchase and Alvin Ailey,  the Louisiana
Dance Festival,  in San Francisco at NOHspace, ODC Pilot 52, LEVYDance
Salon, and for West Wave Festival in 2008.  Brooke has also worked
with David Michalek for “Slow Dancing”, Jon Pratt, Benton C.
Bainbridge.  Brooke has performed for the Shanghai Expo through NYU,
Aly Rose and the Shanghai Theater Academy.  She was also a recent
recipient of the Dancers in Transition Business Entrepreneurial Grant.
Currently Brooke and Infinite Light LLC are being presented through
the support of the Shaanxi Province Government, Gush Multimedia
Technology in collaboration with Artistic Director Huang Hui, and
Benton C Bainbridge to create a dance multimedia show for the Xi’an
Horticultural Expo 2011.  In June Infinite Light’s video art work will
be presented in New York CIty as part of the Big Screen Project.


Description of the piece:

“Infinite Light,” [ benton-c.com/ilight.html ] the collaboration of
choreographer Brooke Broussard and media artist Benton-C Bainbridge,
premieres a new video painting for LISA’s Big Screen program. The
painting is a silent remix of footage from Infinite Light’s recent
work for the Water Stage Multimedia Spectacle at International
Horticultural Expo 2011 in Xi’an, China (showing through October 22,
2011.) Dancers are transformed (through custom analog and digital
image processing systems) into trees, flowers and dark matter.

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June’s Leaders in Software and Art choices (a 60-min. loop that plays twice through in a two hour period), including works by Asya Reznikov, Matthew Richard, Nell Breyer, Sophie Kahn and Lisa Parra, Benton-C Bainbridge and Brooke Broussard, and Deborah Johnson, will show on the Big Screen at the following times (schedule subject to change.  Please check schedule at http://bigscreenplaza.com before attending).

6/7 — 9AM-11AM
6/9/11 — 12PM-2PM, 8PM-10PM
6/21 — 9-11AM
6/22 — 7-9PM
6/23 — 12-2PM  & 8-10PM

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