A Moving Interview, Maida Withers, Argentina

Original Performance on February 25, 2014

2014 – “A Moving Interview…” Maida Withers participated in an interview sponsored by A.Mov.Er and Lujan Oulton, Objeto-á Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maida was in Argentina following the MindFluctuations residency in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Institute of Mathematics and Art.

“Ascenso…una improvisación”, es un momento entre dos bailarinas. En su paso por Buenos AIres, la bailarina y coreógrafa norteamericana Maida Withers realizó diferentes actividades artísticas. Junto Araceli Marquez, “Ascenso…” es una de las producciones conjuntas entre A.MO.VER y Maida Withers.

A.Mov.Er Comments:
“Maida Withers. Dancer, choreographer, performer, visual and multimedia artist … mother.”

“The collective AMOVER take this brief stay in Argentina of Maida, to create this work, bordering between perfomatic + interview and documentary. leaving the common place, responses involve the body that gives movement to the words … talks about the creative process, the use of, and research into new technologies. art as a way of life. Site in specific… among other things. Her admirable vitality, is a source of inspiration for new generations.”

Maida’s comments:
Maida answered questions related to art and technology in a two hour interview for A.Mov.Er. The request was to talk about her artistic process and insight into the merging of dance and technology.

Maida spoke and moved in a stream-of-consciousness fashion while being interviewed by Arceli Marquez, Argentine dancer.  The interview was videotaped and the “live” video was immediately  projected back into the performance space of Maida and Arceli.  The video was interfacing with the “Isadora” technology program altering the images.

Project organizers and video artists:  Maximiliana Wille, Adrian Salinas, and Lujan Oulton.

What the press is saying

"En su visita a la Argentina, Maida Withers directora de Dance Construction Company, realizó una entrevista perfomática con el colectivo artístico A.Mo.Ver y Objeto à." Melina Masnatta

Artists and Collaborators
Project Director, Camera, Isadora (live) Isadora
Performer, Interviewee
Performer, Interviewer
Director, Objeto a; www.objeto-a.com.ar
Audio Visual