Todd Robinson, Moving in air (2023)
Client: Todd Robinson, Artist
Moving in Air is an exploration of the relationship between clothing and the weather at the level of everyday embodied experience. The video was produced as part of a Powerhouse Museum research fellowship titled Futuring weather: Thinking, making and wearing through the Powerhouse collection. The video comprises edited footage from an improvised movement workshop, that took place in and around the Powerhouse Museum precinct. Phases of movement form trajectories that coalesce then dissipate, then recollect to form again. The focus of the workshop was air and its medial qualities as something we are in and displace, through our own physical movements, while clothing featured in the video is designed to elicit aerated movements. The project was focused on exploring different to think about environmental relations based in reciprocity and connection.
CreditsChoreographer: Shelley Lasica
Performers: Shelley Lasica, Eugene Choi, Ivey Wawn
Garments: Todd Robinson and Nahum McLean
Videography: Motel Picture Company
Production Assistant: Aiden DeBono
Curators: Stella McDonald & Eleanor Zeichner
UTS Art, Powerhouse Museum, UTS Fashion
The project was developed with the support of the Powerhouse through a Research fellowship and University of Technology Early Career Capability Development Grant.
Todd Robinson would like to acknowledge the support of Glynis Jones & Roger Leong Senior Curators, Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences.