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This Surreal Dance Seems To Bend Space Itself — Your Jaw Will Be On The Floor

The STRP Biennial in Eindhoven, Netherlands, showcases the latest in art and technology developments for ten full days. The event”s four immense chambers boast installations, music, and performances in front of thousands of onlookers.

What they are showcasing this year will leave your jaw on the floor.

Just watch.

This year”s Biennial, which comes to a close on March 29, focuses on the ubiquitous nature of screens. While the installations seen at the event are digital, they appear to almost leap right into the physical world.

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These images are from a performance piece called Hakanai, which translates to “ephemeral” or “fragile” in Japanese. The performance, created by French artist duo Adrien M. and Claire B., carefully combines projection with dance. (We previously featured other dance-and-projection projects from the duo.)

This piece explores the interaction of the human and digital worlds, the physical and the virtual realms, and the invisible but very real connection between the two.

This piece explores the interaction of the human and digital worlds, the physical and the virtual realms, and the invisible but very real connection between the two.

The images projected range from a classically digital look of grids and geometric forms to more delicate, natural forms that evoke raindrops and spiderwebs.

The feeling expressed can change depending on the shapes projected. It can be ominous, beautiful, lonely, or inspiring.

(via My Modern Met, Adrien M/Claire B)

Other exhibits at the STRP Biennial are interactive, exploring themes of interactivity, connection, alienation, reality, and the intersections of those concepts. You can see more of the featured exhibits on the festival”s website. We also recommend looking at more of Adrien M. and Claire B.”s projects on their site.