Callie Chapman + Christopher Konopka
Installation Artists, Producers + Performers
VENSL8 is a project which is a series of installations, workshops, and performances that meld the threshold of performing art and visual art disciplines such as dance, music, performance art, video/projection art, visual art, and interactive art.
An example would be: Designing an installation video art piece which is interactive in a gallery setting for the public. The installation video art piece is also designed to be integrated into a fully produced performance where the installation is integrated into the performance.
Here are some examples of what each artist has done in the past. Trying to represent a full range of performance, video art, public/installation art, workshops, and the lines that are crossed between.
Metamorfosi – 2019 – Boston Center for the Arts – Next Steps Grantees from the Boston Foundation
An installation/performance as part of a shared artist concert.
Illuminus Festival 2017 – Installation/performance in Downtown Crossing, Boston. Public installation with 4 performances happening throughout the evening.
Cambridge Open Studios 2018 – 2 days of an 30 minute performance structure that ‘looped’ for 4 hours each day. Audience could come and go as they pleased. This particular performance had a live feed of Tim Mateer performing in Austin, TX being streamed into the performance as source video and audio.
Illuminus Festival 2014 – Performance Installation in the BSC pool in the South End. Audience looked through the glass from this perspective into the performance (that repeated for 4 hours). The left half of the screen is the live performance. The right half of the screen is what was projected onto a wall that was above the performance area.
SCALE excerpts mapped and projected onto the Emerson Majestic’s dorm facade as part of a multi-month projection installation during construction. Start video at 5:05 to see Callie’s work.
SCALE – an installation performance performed both outside on the roof of Studio at 550 (performers were in the windows of Dance Complex) and it traveled into the studio where this particular performance culminated (audience traveled).
Here’s an example where all artists in this performance were curated for an improvisational night. Disciplines mainly included dance and music. Video projection was minimal part of this experience. Rooftop at 550 – 2019 Produced and curated by Callie Chapman/Studio@550
Becoming Undone – Recent performance at the Boston Center for the Arts as a result of the choreographic residency there
Big Red and Shiny Shindig 2013 – an example where Callie Chapman’s dance company Zoe Dance performed at Bog Red and Shiny’s opening “Shindig”
a one hour workshop on video art with teenagers from Sereda DanceWorks in Natick (students ages ranged from 13 to 16 years old)
An installation made by the summer camp students of Middlesex Summer Arts – Concord, MA – 2017
The students met for 1 hour a day for 3 weeks to learn about video art and installation. Their project culminated in collaborating with the digital music composition class in making this installation experience on “Festival Day” where other campers and their families could experience it throughout the day. Ages of the students ranged from 7-15 years.
The Human Garden
Twilio – SIGNAL 2018 – $BASH – The Research Laboratorium