Within, Above and Beyond

Multimedia performance featuring projected animation, music, and movement.

Within, Above and Beyond

Duration: 17 minutes
Performance, concept and animation by Yuliya Lanina
Music and Sound Design by Russell Pinkston
Choreography by Andrea Ariel

Within, Above and Beyond is a journey inside the mind of an artist. The piece explores the symbiotic relationship that can exist between the artist and her work. Through creativity, the artist is able to explore the depth of tragic experience by unlocking the hidden parts of her subconscious that lay dormant in its wake.

In an attempt to make sense of her fragmented memories, the artist writes in a journal. She is sucked into the uncanny and bizarre world that is a reflection of her creativity. There she meets her alter ego who leads her on a tour of her subconscious.

The animation and Lanina’s live performance are synchronized with original music by the Guggenheim-winning composer, Russell Pinkston. The electroacoustic track mixes fixed media with sounds that the performer manipulates in real time through motion tracking.

This project is supported in part by Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Marble House Residency and The Museum of Human Achievement

Special thanks to Nick Yagoda and Yevgeniy Sharlat

Photos by Scott David Gordon
Video documentation by Dávid Lovas