Live Video Dance

1987, 6:20 min, color, sound

Like a jewelled mosaic, Live Video Dance sets an elegant dance performance by Stephanie Woodard within a painterly, dynamic space of fragmented color and movement. By digitally processing each of Woodard's motions in real time, Fitzgerald achieves a breakdown of movement that recalls Duchamp's famous studies of motion in time. The crystallization of the image, which appears as trailing, densely repeated figures, alters each time a hand or body shifts position. Through Fitzgerald's precise formalization of the image, the background assumes a charged life of its own.

Dance: Stephanie Woodard. Music: Peter Zummo.