Spitting Image

By on Apr 23, 2014

Liz Conway’s solo work, “Spitting Image”, fuses live and video dance. Yielding to the containment of her 8’ by 8’ square, her subtle yet decisive movements show a juxtaposed relationship between the real and virtual images. Through these accessible limitations she creates a cohesive exploration of an alternate universe.      

Dancing with Fire

By on Nov 27, 2013

This is an ongoing project collaborating with photographers and dancers and involving myself as the painter. The video link below is one step in the process of creating a performance that will lead to painting on a 12 ft x 8 ft canvas. The process consists of initially collaborating with the dancers by having them improv performance that is to be filmed by myself. They are dancing to music I have composed. Ultimately the footage with be projected onto the canvas and I will paint as a 4th performer as the other 3 performers dance through the projection.

‘Untitled’ Dance Work

By on Apr 7, 2011

This project is intended to combined film and dance within the same performance space. As I am currently working on editing the film material, I am also collaborating with dancers to develop movement separately. soon the works will be combined, yet for now here is a clip of the film i am working will “Passage A Lacte” by Martin Arnold.

Instructions of Movement and Dance

By on Mar 16, 2011

Instructions of Movement and Dance Audio I have been painting and drawing people moving in consecutive positions and movements to expand and go beyond our natural perception of our body in space and the limited visual perceptions of the physical world. I recently decided to tape-record my dance teacher during one of my ballet classes. I am interested in how he instructs the body to move and his methods of counting. One may or may not be able to visualize how the dancers might be moving by just listening to his instructions. The audio may act as a visual cue, just like paint on canvas, to key the viewer into a particular sensation.

Pose and Emotion Embodied

By on Nov 8, 2010

As a dancer, female, artist, and person living in the American society, I use the human body to express universal themes and emotions. I am exploring the expressiveness of a pose, and what happens when there is a barrier or veil between the body and the viewer. The motion, stance, and movement of the entire body can be extremely emotive. I am also concerned with how and why women in different religions and societies are physically covered with veils. There are many sexual, emotional, and psychological meanings connected with images of women who are draped in cloth and hidden from the viewer.

Experimental DJing at the Donkey

By on Feb 12, 2010

Hello Everyone, This saturday I have been given the privilege of DJing the Movement Concert presented by the school of dance. It is being held at the Donkey and starts at 9 p.m. I hope to include a live visualization through using the @labs XL2 camera to capture the performance and project it through either Processing or Quartz to produce live visual effects. I am not completely sure I can pull the visuals off but I hope to test it at a rehearsal on thursday and will post the results. Either way, I have an interesting mix prepared for the concert so check it out! Here is the link to the Donkey Calendar: http://www.donkeycoffee.com/calendar.cfm