In Proximity Garry Stewart and Paris-based video engineer Thomas Pachoud (with the support of didascalie.net) worked in collaboration to create a dialogue for dance and real-time video manipulation. The work is primarily an investigation into the body’s interactive participation in the act seeing the world with reference to neurological body maps and the French philosopher Merleau Ponty’s phenomenology of perception.
2014 Green Room Awards:
Best Visual Design – Proximity (Thomas Pachoud (Video & Video Engineering), Mark Pennington (Lighting Design) & Geoff Cobham (Design Consultant))
Best Performance by a Dance Ensemble – Proximity
2013 Australian Dance Awards:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer – Kimball Wong for Proximity
“Brilliantly spectacular” – The Australian