David Michalek’s “Portraits in Dramatic Time” had it’s opening night reception at Lincoln Center last night.
In this experimental visual installation, what at first appears to be a still snapshot of an actor on stage unfolds, gesture by barely perceptible gesture, into massively amplified theatrical nuance. David Michalek has photographed actors of all genres at 3,000 frames per second in ultra-high definition; these images have been slowed to a glacial pace—5–12 seconds play out over 8 minutes or more.
The stunning moving images are projected onto a mammoth, 85-by-45-foot screen hung before the facade of the David H. Koch Theater. You can catch the visual art from now through Sunday, July 31, nightly from 8:45pm to 11:45pm (Except Monday, July 11).
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