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Heat Dance (Stairway 4) is the second edition from Benton C Bainbridge’s series of moving paintings observing hot bodies in motion. Bainbridge shot Kate Griffler ascending and descending a stairway with a thermal camera in an empty theater, then filtered the video in his studio.

Thermographic technology sees only differences in temperature. A transitory heat perimeter blurs the boundaries between dancer and space; slowly fading hot spots mark the impact of warm bodies on cool surfaces. Image Processing further dematerializes Griffler’s movement. By observing the heat of bodies in motion, the series offers a primal glimpse into the original visual music: dance.

Heat Dance (Stairway 4) was first shown at the MoMA PS1 Printshop for the ALLGOLD “Commencement” exhibition in 2015.

Benton C Bainbridge: video | Kate Griffler: dance

Thanks to Seek Thermal for the camera.


DVD of an audiovisual performance by Benton C Bainbridge with Bill Etra and Somatic (Hahn Rowe) from 2002 at Unitygain in Chashama’s Times Square artspace (now site of the Bank of America skyscraper) is exhibited with Culture Push section of this NYC group show, February 12- April 1, 2015.

The DVD captures David Linton’s legendary UnityGain platform for A/V performance with a full 15 minute music and video set. Bainbridge mixes and processes video from Etra’s archives (1968-2002) and Bill’s live performance on his Rutt/Etra Video Synthesizer – the last time he played the Synth in public.

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