Dot Bunch, 1984
Dot Bunch, realized with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Inter- Arts Program funds, was created in 1984 in collaboration with composer Charles Amirkhanian and visual artist Carol Law. The title came from the text-sound music score created by Charles Amirkhanian. Amirkhanian is a master of colorful rhythmic audio montage. In this work, his palette included rhythmic loops and canons of text created with his own voice, recorded ambient sounds of tennis courts and other outdoor environments, as well as electronically synthesized sounds. Dot Bunch was choreographed for 6 dancers.
Ms. Law attempted to crack our conventional visual logic through her manipulation of scale of projected images. The dancers, dressed in broad white costumes, acted as moving projection screens in front of the white scrim – catching the continuously dissolving slide imagery. The fast moving choreography dissected the space catching the collaged images in often humorous juxtapositions.