Opera of the Interior from Kathy Rose on Vimeo.
This is an excerpt from a live performance. The eye awakens…Consciousness….Enter the world of the interior. Premiered in Poznan, Poland at the festival ANIMATOR 2015. This version includes some additional shots from the performance at the Festival.
"Interiosity" - excerpt from 20 minute performance.
"The Cathedral of emptiness" - last scene performed at the New
Genre XIX Festival/Living Arts of Tulsa
"The Cathedral of emptiness' excerpt
Excerpts from performances 1987-2009
"Primitive Movers" 1983
Kathy Rose creates
her own animated film and video projections intricately integrating
herself within them in live performance, and video, to create a
fascinating poetic “alternate universe“.
“a genuinely original, consistently startling synthesis of movement,
film and sound...The final moment in “She“, with Rose’s silvery,
new-found wings held aloft on shadow puppet sticks by her insect
assistants, is one of the most truly strange images I can remember
seeing on a stage...It was during her “Precious Metals“ that I began
wondering if Rose is really some pagan high priestess exiled to the
world of contemporary art“ Philadelphia Inquirer
"In the final apocalyptic moments of Syncopations, with a sudden
breathtaking beauty and serenity amidst enormous energy, in a gracious
fulfillment of all the strivings of Loie Fuller and Isadora Duncan and
Doris Humphrey, enormous hands arise from the bottom of the screen with
fingers moving as if to form the lotus mudra. Rose enters the center of
the hands and tosses her scarf upwards, and the scarf appears
sensuously rippling in slow motion on the screen, rising upwards and
upwards, defying gravity as it disappears and refuses to fall back to
earth. This mixture of contrary scale and perspective, of keen
illusions and overt reflexive alienation-effects, again reflects the
synthetic reality practiced by non-linear animators admirably extended
into an elaborate performance."
- William Moritz – Film Historian
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Kathy Rose video