Alexa J. Rittichier

artist

Unrequited Soul

Unrequited Soul, May 2011
Performed by Alexa J. Rittichier
Sound and MAX patch by Alexa J. Rittichier

This piece draws inspiration from the ballet Giselle and the character of the Wilis. Combining this with the artist’s struggle of a relationship with her maternal grandfather, she attempts to “dance him to death” and lay his memory to rest. Using MAX MSP and contact microphones embedded in the costume, the sound is produce by the movements of the performer in the moment.


*photos by Michael St.John