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Permaculture: A Designer's Manual

live stills – a beginning

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When Shahar first invited me to the studio – the primary issues were the presence of a camera, photographer and of myself in the creative process that takes place in the studio. This created a powerful interaction for everyone involved. I was invited to explore the energetic and interactive qualities of being inside the creative space (at first the studio and later the stage) and intimate perspectives that are not available from a documentary point of view.

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Live Stills was the next step forward in this technique. The camera I use is connected to a wireless network adapter which enables images that are shot to be transferred in real time (as the images are shot) to a computer. This enables me to move freely in the space without being connected via cable to the computer.

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A specially written program (thanks to Yaniv) presents the images, as they arrive at the computer. The computer is connected to a projector – so that the images are projected in real-time back into the performance space (usually seen by both the audience and other performers).

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With this technological infrastructure in place we are discovering new possibilities of expression and dialogue between photography and performance arts.

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