Andrew Marcus Performance is a research endeavor devoted to the externalization of the interior in live performance practice. The articulate body, its immersion in responsive visual and auditory environments, and real-time compositional strategies, are the means of expression of the subject: dilemmas of being in time and space.
My work centers on the expression of physical states in space, choreographed spontaneously in the moment of performance. The rigor of this process is defined by the specificity of the states accessed and transitions between. Perception, sensation and proprioception are determinants of vocabulary.
Moment to moment experience of the body as it is affected by space, time, sensation, perception and psyche is communicable in the audience/performer perceptual dialogue. It is this dialogue, and the attribution of meaning by the viewer to selective information provided by the performing artist, which makes possible a mutually heightened performance experience.
I am now particularly interested in a concept of form arising from sense perceptions. I define sensation as awareness of changing conditions, both in the body and in the environment which contains the body. The shifting point where the body meets its container is the origin of observable form.
Composition is the moment in which form is apprehended. Or: Composition is the moment of recognition between viewer and performer.