This project was created under Studio Zijspan with Hidde Meulenbeek.
Arthuur is a dance-music-visual meeting in improvisation. The instant happening on stage materializes on three levels: by sound (music), movement (dance) and drawn line (graphic registration). The mechanism of the search is transparent: the graphic designers attach a small analog machine on the back of the dancers. This machine will mechanically draw a small infographic on a sheet of paper. This drawing is influenced by the movements the dancers make. The musicians start improvising. Their music and the environment will trigger the dancers to move. An abstract chain reaction has been set off.
Together they focus on the research of how to capture ‘a moment’ happening on stage while shared with an audience. This search is framed into short time chapters given by the graphic designers according to when they change the sheet of paper in the Arthuur-machine.
Each movement-music chapter has its own registration, which is displayed for the audience and at the end creates a small exhibition.
Arthuur is a site-specific project; it likes to react on different environments and architectural and spatial definition.