Adagio No. 8 (2012)
HD video with stereol sound, 9' 30 minutes.
Marty St James (video) & Roberto Filoseta (sound)
Adagio No. 8 continues Marty St James’s
engagement with the video portrait. Conceived as a video projection for gallery space, this piece features images of dancer Iveta Petrakova manipulated into highly stylised geometrical patterns of a mandalic quality. The whole soundtrack is derived from a small selection of piano motifs structured to follow the vicissitudes of the dancer’s figure: stated in the first section, processed to abstraction in the subsequent sections, and partly reappearing in the last section.
The work has been exhibited in several galleries in the UK, China, Taiwan and Dubai.