Choreographer and dancer Marija Scekic is the founder and Artistic Director of Histeria NOVA Artistic organization. She was professionally trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance and butoh, she studied choreography and contemporary dance at Concordia University in Montréal (Canada).
Her interest in combining movements, science and technology initially triggered this interview since we have spent many, many hours discussing about it…
Photo above by Sandra Vitaljic (c), Marija Scekic in Shadow
Photo bellow by Sandra Vitaljic (c), Marija Scekic in Human Error
Chris Sugrue is an interaction designer, artist, programer and lecturer. She took part in the team which created one of the most intriguing and awarded wearable technology project in 2010 – The EyeWriter.
It’s a low-cost eye controlled drawing tool for ALS patients (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a degenerative neuromuscular disorder that causes paralysis, initially created for cult LA graffiti artist and activist Tempt1.
Chris spent this spring / summer as artist-in-residence in Ljudmila (Ljubljana, Slovenia), presenting her work also in Kibla (Maribor,) and netclub MaMa in Zagreb (Croatia). Her visit to Zagreb was organized by Center for Synergy of Digital and Visual Arts and Upgrade Zagreb! (both founded by Maja Kalogera).
Chris Sugrue: Delicate Boundaries (cc)
bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS by Marie Chouinard although premiered in 2005 for the Venice Biennale’s International Festival of Contemporary Dance, already has a status of pivotal dance piece of the last decade.
bODY_rEMIX / gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS by Marie Chouinard (c)
Photo above: dancer Carol Prieur by Sylvie-Ann Paré (c)
Photo bellow: dancer David Rancourt by Sylvie-Ann Paré (c)