Dance, Dance, Absolution (2022)
is an interactive installation made by Ruben Kotkamp throughout 2021 and 2022                  

A 1.30 square metre aluminium plate serves as a platform for the spectator. This platform is connected by four 2 metre-long beams to a contraption on which a screen and two speakers are positioned. The screen portrays a figure in motion, cycling through forms reminiscent of traditional ballet. As the spectator moves and imitates the figure, they can see their own shape reflected against its shape, while disjointed music and sound accompanies both in their movement.


     
      The composition, design, programming, and animation has been done by Ruben Kotkamp, with much anonymous assistance from the internet. Additional help for the design and production of the physical installation was provided by Jeroen Molenaar. Violin as heard throughout  the installation was played by Christine Cornwell.
Dance, Dance, Absolution has received financial support from Gemeente Rotterdam and Fonds Podiumkunsten.
The work has currently been exhibited at Gaudeamus Festival 2022 (Utrecht, NL), and at IJzerblok / GRAW 2022 (Rotterdam, NL)