Xavier Cha, untitled at 47 Canal, 2012, 4 channel video and sound installation, Courtesy the Artist.
Xavier Cha inverts the increasing sense of alienation from our physical selves during an age of technological hyperspeed by focusing on the machine-like qualities of the human virtuoso. A conductor directs a piece of music without the orchestra present. His specific gestures precisely organize time, rhythm, speed, and volume. Amidst his subtle yet complex movement, the audience experiences this concert through a visceral empathic response. (12 min)