Martin Jarmick, Jennifer Salk & Paul Matthew Moore. Juried Artists
The Cube at QUT Gardens Point

Artist Statement

anfractuous, an interactive dance artwork that invites viewers/audience members to activate choreography through choice and play. Viewers assemble small dance vignettes into a collective whole, mobilizing and co-authoring the choreography. In anfractuous, time is not a measurable quantity, but instead a material that is warped and shaped through viewer actions and desire. The real-time temporality of the audience intertwines with the fixed duration of the filmed beings and a shared time emerges.
In an era where people are watching dance online more than ever before, this combines the physicality and visceral experience of dance, with choice-making. Theatrical and cinematic art works are becoming more navigable, shared and immersive with game-based platforms and this research proposes possibilities in how the performing arts can evolve with these paradigms.

About the artists

Martin Jarmick is a visual-sonic artist living in Southern California. He completed his PhD in Digital Art and Experimental Media at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA with a research focus on interactive and immersive media and expanded forms of cinema. His project work is driven by a fascination with poetry and technology, and he often works collaboratively with choreographers, filmmakers, performers, and engineers. He has exhibited projects internationally including Taiwan, Brazil, Greece, the Netherlands, and across the United States. He is an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Production at California State University, Northridge in the Cinema and Television Arts Department. The themes in his work often center on mental health and the fragility of reality and he combines synthetic computer-generated media with lens-based and concrete materials to transcend known forms and spaces into dream.

Jennifer Salk is a professor in the Department of Dance and an adjunct professor in Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle. Salk is primarily making collaborative, site responsive dances, including anfractuous, her collaboration with video-sonic artist, Martin Jarmick and composer, Paul Matthew Moore. She has taught and choreographed for festivals, companies and schools around the country, Europe, Turkey, and South America. Jennifer’s pedagogical tool, Teaching Experiential Anatomy in Technique Class was published in 2010 and is now freely available to the public at

Composer and performer Paul Matthew Moore’s is a multi-instrumentalist. He has performed at a variety of festivals and venues around the world. Paul has spent most of his life creating art with dancers in dance studios and on stage. His film scores have been heard in theaters and festivals worldwide, including Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and SXSW Film Festival. Currently in the works, in addition to anfractuous are a new film score for a documentary film about Sarah Jane Moore titled “Suburban Fury.” Paul graduated from the music composition program in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is the Musical Director of the UW Department of Dance.

Jordan Fell is costume designer based in Los Angeles, CA who works in film and television, theatre, and dance. Over the last decade she has worked in her hometown New Orleans (where she first cut her teeth working in a Mardi Gras couture shop), New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and various regional theaters. She completed her MFA in Costume Design at the University of Washington in Seattle. Jordan is currently designing costumes for UW Chamber Dance Concert this fall, as well as working on a new feature film in Los Angeles.

Natalie Fernandi (she/her) is a Seattle-based movement artist. She has had the privilege of performing with Verlaine & McCann Present, House of Verlaine, joBdance, and in the Seattle International Dance Festival in works by Bruce McCormick and Jennifer Salk. She has presented collaborative work with Una Ludviksen and Tess Neill  in SHOW 2(TWO) produced by co– (Emma Lawes + Maya Tacon). Born and raised in Seattle, Natalie began her dance training at Dance Fremont and spent her summers at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and The Rock School for Dance Education. She received a B.A. in dance and a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington where she was the recipient of the Evelyn H. Green Scholarship for artistic merit. While at the UW, she performed in works by Alethea Alexander, Brian Brooks, Rachael Lincoln, Zoe Scofield, among others, and with Chamber Dance Company in works by Lucinda Childs, José Limón, and Mark Morris under the direction of Hannah Wiley.

Imana Gunawan is an Indonesian-American multimedia journalist, dance artist, and creative producer. She currently leads the Asia-Pacific desk as a breaking news editor at Factal and works as production intern for Bureau Betak. She holds a B.A. from the University of Washington in Journalism and Dance and has completed a master’s degree in Global Fashion Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology, with interests in ethical supply chains, emerging markets, and independent brands. In her art, she creates scenic, surreal dance-based worlds that center the stories of marginalized peoples, their ancestry, and their futures.

Adam Hogan is a media artist, cinematographer, composer, researcher, and advocate for film and media preservation. His work engages experimental approaches to moving image to explore how media technologies shape our perception of spaces and histories.  Prof. Hogan is a professor of media arts at the University of Arkansas, USA.

Majinn (They/Them) is a queer, disabled, mixed Black, massage therapist and dance artist/ educator who utilizes their training in multiple dance forms to find and express their whole self. Majinn works to help guide people in becoming more confident and connected in their bodies, find joy in their movement and be able to speak their voices primarily through Black social dance forms. Majinn is always aiming to grow and to give back to the communities they come from in ways they can.Majinn’s social media IG- @majinn_moves

Sean O’Bryan is a Seattle based mover where he obtained a double degree in public health and dance from the University of Washington. He has performed for the American Dance Guild festival in NY, Men in Dance, Contemporary Ballet Spotlight, Seattle International Dance Festival, Chamber Dance Company, Stephanie Liapis Dance, The Solo(s) Project by Molly Scott, Khambatta Dance Company, joBdance., and a site-specific work at the Tadao Ando Art Centre at Chateau La Coste in France for Jennifer Salk. During his time at the UW, Sean was awarded the Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship for Artistic Promise in his junior year and received the Bates Dance Festival Merit Scholarship for its summer intensive his senior year. Currently, Sean is a dancer for both badmarmarDANCE & EL Sueno Dance in the Seattle Dance Community. He has also been involved in an interactive dance media art project called Anfractuous, concept/direction by Jennifer Salk & Martin Jarmick.

Credits: Martin Jarmick, Director, Media artist; Professor Jennifer Salk Director, Choreograher; Paul Matthew Moore, Composer; Dancers/co-choreographers: Natalie Fernandi, Imana Gunawan, Sean O’Bryan, Majinn O’Neal; Adam Hogan, Cinematographer; Jordan Fell, Costume Designer

anfractuous was made possible by generous funding from the Mellon Foundation, the Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professorship, the Kreielsheimer Award for Research and Excellence in the Arts, and California State University, Northridge Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication.

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