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Marco Donnarumma Performance of Corpus Nil

April 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Corpus Nil is the new performance by computational sound artist and performer Marco Donnarumma. Two years in the making, this work hybridises the languages of dance, sound art and body art into a tense choreographic interchange between a human performer and an autonomous machine. As the performer moves, the machine uses the bioelectrical voltages and the bioacoustic sounds from his body as the raw material to autonomously generate monolithic sound and light patterns. The human performer and the machine, form a novel kind of body, unknown and partial, disturbing and graceful.

As in a trance-like experience, the pulsating rhythm induces visual and auditory effects: while the physical form of the body on stage seems to gradually mutate, its corporeal sound is felt as it was beating within the spectator’s bodies.


April 14, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Vassar Chapel


Creative Arts Across Disciplines