2014, 7:02 min, color, sound, HD video

ReactionWear is an audiovisual performance in which LoVid experiments with tactile technologies, sculptural instruments, participatory experiences, and immersive environments. A dancer (Ashley Byler) wears a garment embedded with electronics that interact with and dictate a geometric, hyper-saturated video image projected onto a brick wall behind her. In its single-channel adaptation, footage of this performance is partially overlaid with the same audiovisual composition seen in the diegetic space. The video performance addresses questions of surface and depth, the organic and inorganic, and control and subjectivity. Texturally rich and materially inclusive, ReactionWear escalates to a conclusion of intense audiovisual synchronization in which video signals creep into the visual field and Byler's movements seem to both partake in and be totally transformed by their sinewy electronic invasion.

ReactionWear was originally performed at Cannon's Walk as part of the 2014 Out to See Festival in New York City.

With: Ashley Byler. Costume: Sally Im. Electronics: Tyler Henry. Thanks: Bryan Ma and Douglas Repetto. ReactionWear was made possible with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council