Catherine Galasso: Lightning Never Strikes the Same Place Twice, a multimedia dance, theater and projected video performance
Lightning Never Strikes the Same Place Twice is a critical, virtual journey through the psyche of Roy Sullivan—the real-life American who purportedly holds the world record for being struck by lightning: seven times. Sullivan encounters and falls hopelessly in love with the enchanting Hot Wire Honey, a woman made of glow-in-the-dark electrical cords, which symbolize Sullivan’s high-voltage violence and his undeniably vital energy. Sullivan is also partially seduced by the flamboyance and graceful sophistication of the possibly inaccessible, cosmopolitan Ballerina Internationale, who seems to promise global inclusion. Sullivan’s adversary, the prickly and competitive Testosterony Pony, flaunts a masculinity that Sullivan can never achieve and also steals his love.
Performance artist, dancer, filmmaker and choreographer Catherine Galasso’s motivation has been to find a unique mode of expression that extends beyond traditional boundaries between media. She combines the ephemeral qualities of performance with the illusive permanence of film and video in order to create cutting-edge and provocative narratives. Although her pieces differ greatly in theme and execution, they are for the most part based on modern myth and idiosyncratic stories that inspire and move her. In terms of content, the eclectic pieces that constitute Galasso’s body of work are united by an ongoing fascination with stories of human struggle.
KinoTek programs present cinematic works that illuminate the ways in which burgeoning technologies alter the production, distribution and exhibition of media. The program highlights new technologies, cross-platform works and interactive elements and explores how these platforms help create new aesthetic and social experiences. To date, the KinoTek programs have included live cinema, VJing, mobile media, games, user-generated content, interactive animation, locative media and more
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Added by cinesoul on November 19, 2009