Harrison Hall, Sam Mcgilp and Naxs Future
We are Harrison Hall – dancer/digital choreographer – and Dr Sam Mcgilp – media artist, representing Body Crysis/身體災變, a collaborative project with Taiwanese new media art collective Naxs Future. Our shared practice is multi-disciplinary, always centring the body in hybrid contemporary performance work with emerging technologies.
Harrison’s work situates contemporary performance and dance in experiential art environments, working to increase the embodied experience in mixed digital and live contexts. Harrison was a recipient of a Solitude1 Residency from Chunky Move and has been invited to TPAC’s ADAM Lab. In 2022, he was a recipient of the Chloe Munro AO Fellowship.
Sam is a media artist, working with new digital dramaturgies for performance. In 2021, he received a Creative Victoria Creator’s Fund grant to investigate how emerging technologies can empower new methodologies for collaboration. Body Crysis/身體災變 was substantially supported by this research.
Our recent collaborations are Running Machine (2022) for BLEED festival, Bonanza! (2020) and Body Crysis/身體災變 (2022). We won a green room award in 2020 for Bonanza!, which was presented at Melbourne International Film Festival. In 2023 Running Machine and Body Crysis have been nominated for three GRAs. We have also developed a shared practice in motion-capture, supporting other artists to create real-time motion capture works including Lu Yang’s Doku : the Binary World presented at ACMI and the Sydney Opera House.