Shown in the UK for the first time, Charles Atlas’s video installation MC9 (2012) brings together filmed footage that spans the forty-year collaboration between Atlas and acclaimed dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Together Atlas and Cunningham developed a radical new way of incorporating the camera into live performance, which they referred to as ‘media dances.’ Rather than using it as a static recording device, they allowed the camera to play an active part in the choreography.
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