Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Fade to Color.

Loie Fuller imagined the Serpentine Dance as a kind of painting created with light, fabric, and her body. The billowing garment (which Fuller patented) swings about under her control, catching colored light as it fades in and out in the performance space again and again, hypnotizing viewers. I suggest you watch it on loop.

The film is a hand-colored black and white from 1891, and is currently on view at the MoMA as a part of their show On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century.

No comments: