Shocking, yet prurient, FULL ZERO focuses on a total field performance by Chinese choreographer Luo Yuebing. Captured by a remorseless scanning camera, her ephemeral and delicate situation is transformed into an ambiguous body barrage of hypnotic beauty, both sensually and enraptured of the eros and its mortality.
Exhibited on a large screen, the piece imposes a voyeuristic situation upon the audience, where the tension is created in connection with the image flow onto and into the surface as truth or illusion. Seductively disturbing, the work addresses deep desires behind the notions of power in the consummation of ubiquitously available sexual images to viewers in solitude, and in dominion of nothing but their mouse or trackpad. It is essentially about control over people who are addicted to empty images that are inescapable, but uncertain - like memories.
Parallel spatial streams of high and low frequency oscillation pulsation textures flood the mesmeric space with vibrational in consistencies derived from a trance induced state of near purity where a kind of perceptive drowning to silence of the listeners syn-aesthetic time discernment is liquidated.
Premiere: 01 October 2016, Recombinant Festival, Recombinant Media Lab, San Francisco (US).
Original performance: Luo Yuebing
Concept, camera, editing, compositing, sounddesign music: Ulf Langheinrich
Software and technical assistance: Matthias Haertig
Production: DS-X.org | depart and EPIDEMIC