IMPRESSIONS: A.I.M, Kyle Abraham, JLin, and Giles Deacon in an Untitled Commission
The opening is startling, almost overwhelming. As strident snippets of symphonic music echo, Keerati Jinakunwiphat arches backward. The computer screen, saturated in cobalt blue, ruptures into four panes. A quartet of Jinakunwiphats wheels their arms before Jae Neal appears in two rectangles, flicking their willowy limbs.
And these are just the first seven seconds. Stay alert because the tempo won’t relent until the very, very end.
Luckily, this brief piece (with choreography by A.I.M’s Kyle Abraham, music by Jlin, and presentation by National Sawdust as part of its FERUS Festival) is digital. You can watch it again and again, which the untitled work necessitates because it unfurls as a churning kaleidoscope of fractured images. Holding onto a moment, like the way . . .
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Keerati Jinakunwiphat and Jae Neal; photo by Carlton Bright