By Tom Strini
June 16, 2013
Stephan Koplowitz, Luc Vanier and student dancers gave UWM’s Year of the Arts an elegant ending over the weekend (June 13-15) with two free, outdoor, site-specific works.
Vanier, of the UWM dance faculty, devised enchanting and ingenious video projections for The Current Past, given Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the North Point Water Tower, at the eastern terminus of North Avenue. I can’t imagine how he got the dimentions and proportions exactly right, but he masked the neo-Gothic tower top to nearly bottom with an exact image of itself, thus raising brain-teasing questions of image vs reality and the mechanics of perception. At first, you weren’t quite sure what you were seeing, but then could tell the difference when the image disappeared. Later, Vanier wobbled the image, which made the 175-foot tower appear to be reflected on the quivering surface of a pond.
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