Latitude (31°10N/121°28E), inspired by the idea of drifting through the city, follows the emotive qualities of the space that surrounds us. Fragments of conversations, crowds, journeys, lights, deserted spaces, architectural contrasts are reconstructed to form a unique live performance that traces the multitude of paths, identities, encounters and influences that constitute everyday life in the city. During several visits to China, which were funded by the British Council and the Arts Council England, D-Fuse have explored the rapidly changing urban environments of Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing together with local artists. These journeys have been documented utilising a wide range of audio and visual techniques, and the materials drawn from this form the basis for this performance. D-Fuse Live Performances are shows that immerse the audience in the depth of imagery and sound.
Founded by Michael Faulkner in the mid 90’s, D-Fuse is a group of artists and designers who explore the relationship between image and sound. Working across a wide range of creative media, from live A/V performances, mobile media, web and print to art and architecture, TV and film, D-Fuse have collaborated with groundbreaking musicians Scanner and Beck. As well as contemporary classical composers such as Steve Reich and the Italian ensemble Alter Ego.