The DVD If/Then Dialogues, available through Hatje Cantz, provides a deeper look into the If/Then Methodology that underlies If/Then Installed and other related performance projects.
From the publisher’s website:
In his performances, (Siegal) consistently appropriates new combinations of video, electronic music, dance, and interactive compositional techniques. Based on the If/Then formula, Siegal’s system of choreography involves the dancers in the creative process in highly ambitious ways. This DVD uses video and text excerpts to examine his approach to dance. It is unusual in the way that it interweaves experimental movement with online choreography for educational purposes. In this way, new, interdisciplinary, multimedia forms of collaboration are explored in depth.
ZKM Karlsruhe, The Bakery Paris-Berlin, with support from Tanzplan Deutschland
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Texts: Christine Peters, Richard Siegal, Peter Weibel
Production: Chantal Buard/Mana Productions
Graphic Design: Surface