What Shall We Do Next? Dancing Patented Gestures

“Media Mediums – 11 April 2014 – What Shall We Do Next?”

A three part performance piece by Julien Prévieux, What Shall We Do Next?, won the 2014 Prix Marcel Duchamp:

“To create the archive, the first part of the piece, Prévieux pulled gestures patented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and then rendered their actions with simple, grayscale hands…”

“For the second and third parts of the piece, Prévieux worked with a team of dancers using ‘a sheet gesture much like sheet music, based on the original gestural inventory.’ The final piece of What Shall We Do Next? takes the form of a film created from the performance.”

“Interview: Julien Prévieux – What Shall We Do Next? – Mind the System, Find the Gap | Z33”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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