VIDEO DESIGNER (with Rinde Eckert)
Slide is a concert-length music/theater work featuring new-music ensemble eighth blackbird, librettist/actor/singer Rinde Eckert, and composer/performer Steve Mackey. The music from Slide, released by eighth blackbird as a CD entitled Lonely Motel, won the group a 2012 Grammy Award.
Eckert (Pullitzer Prize nominee and 2012 winner of the Doris Duke award) plays Renard, an enigmatic psychologist who struggles to describe an experiment examining reactions to in- and out-of-focus slides. The results reveal that our decisions are based on habits or conventions that make it difficult for us to see clearly. Mackey and eighth blackbird also take onstage roles, resulting in an unmediated exploration and expression of sound, text, movement, and image.
Slide is directed by Mark DeChiazza, who also collaborated with Rinde Eckert to create the show's integral video design.
Slide of Dog: projection imagery