High-speed visuals stir up perceptions, electronic noise jostles the mind, silhouetted figures race through the brain. Japan's extreme performance-art collective dumb type's latest work brings its unique audiovisual architectonics to an investigation of memory, nostalgia, and identity. Combining multimedia, dance, and fragmented narrative, Memorandum explores an increasingly technology-driven society and the apparently random, yet tightly controlled, present and future in sampled form. Sensory overload through a relentless flow of sound and visuals is both the medium and the message for dumb type, resulting in a truly unique examination of the mechanisms that control our perceptions. For more information on dumb type and their past/upcoming projects, please go to http://dt.ntticc.or.jp/.
SUPPORTED IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM THE BUSH FOUNDATION AND THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS' NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT, ALONG WITH THE WALKER'S DORIS DUKE FUND FOR JAZZ AND DANCE.