(AllHipHop Features) Breaking/Algorhythms ‐ Re‐Coding Bboy Dance Toward the Future is a project by Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez that envisions modern Bboy Dance through the integration of advanced technologies and traditional visual practices in Drawings, Painting and Sculpture.
Also known as Carlos Mare he is a renowned sculptor/painter who, in 1985, pioneered a novel version of urban graffiti as modernist sculpture. Inspired by his association with the early Hip Hop Bboy breakdancers, namely the infamous Rock Steady Crew and the works of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, Modernists like Umberto Boccioni, Marcel Duchamp and Kandinsky whose work with dancer Gret Palucca is where Mare found a semblance in the distillation of the body and movement through the use of simple geometry.
Breaking/Algorhtyhms is a mixed media exhibition that is both a testimony and an inquisition into the space where art, entertainment and technology converge. Mare’s earlier work in drawing, painting and sculpture will be featured, marking watershed moments of his 32 year exploration and innovation within this space.
In his perpetual pursuit of the cutting edge, Mare’s centrepiece is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration with contemporary luminaries in the fields of animation, dance and motion capture.
In his dynamic installation, Mare explores the intersection of new tech and performance through the direction and capturing of Bboy Ynot of the legendary Rock Steady Crew via the Rokoko Smartsuit, the first independent motion capture body interface of its kind. T obias Gremmler , data visualization programmer and animator, transforms the information into an emotive and captivating visual display.
The work is true celebration of the human innovative spirit and the foundations of iconic Bboy Dance forms in a virtual, cerebral space. It is a glimpse into uncharted territory, where technology, movement and entertainment collide.
Carlos Mare began his creative career during the formative years of NYC subway painting of 1975‐1985 (the Golden Era), he was among an elite group of artists who paved the way for the transition off subways and into the gallery world.
Exhibiting and lecturing throughout the US and Europe as a US State Department Cultural Ambassador he lends voice to the importance of arts advocacy and art literacy to ensure and promote the rich cultural legacy of urban arts. His most notable work in this space is the creation of the Annual BET Award.
His works have been exhibited at The Grand Palis in Paris, The Sharjah Museum, Pera Museum, Brighton University of Art, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and El Museo del Barrio in NYC.