Documentation of "Love Focused Like a Laser"
A Hybrid Opera & Art Collective by Matthew Stone
Director - Matthew Stone
Music Director - James Connolly (L-Vis 1990) of Night Slugs
Costume Design - Shayne Oliver & Paul Cupo for Hood By Air
Vocalists - Kelela, Zebra Katz & Michele Lamy
Performance - boychild, Andre J, Matthew Stone
Choreography - Madeline Hollander
Environmental Design - AJ Gvojic of Thunder Horse Video
Producer - Vivan Thi Tang
Sound Engineer - Jim Toth of Timbre Tech
Music Collaborators: Aaron David Ross, Girl Unit, Helix, Matthew Stone, Massacooraman
Andre J costume: Renato Dicent
Producer: Lauren Siegel
Music by: L-Vis 1990, ADR & Girl Unit
Cinematography: William Graydon
Presented by The Hole gallery at Shore Club Miami on Dec 4th 2013.
The Hole is proud to present our yearly party at Art Basel Miami Beach with the Morgans Hotel Group. This year UK artist Matthew Stone will use the occasion to mark both the birth of an interdisciplinary art collective and the premiere of their operatic performance. His newly formed creative network and performance, both titled Love Focused Like a Laser, debut poolside at Shore Club on opening night of the fair, December 4th.
In our yearly celebration of art and music, this piece will integrate dance, performance art, music and fashion with an installation of new video work to create a hybrid and total artwork. Working with cutting-edge musicians, a young cult fashion label, radical performance artists and experiential designers, this artwork will be a true celebration of the overlap of disciplines and the non-hierarchical creative compositions crucial to young artists today.
For this artwork, Matthew has worked with music director L-Vis 1990, designers Hood By Air, musicians Kelela and Zebra Katz, performance artists boychild and Andre J, choreographer Madeline Hollander. The 20-minute composition features an evolving video sculpture, ballet dancers, original musical compositions and innovative costuming and styling.
This work brings to life and duration the ideas and intentions that might remain static in Stone’s gallery artworks, and is a powerful communication of his vision of the ways in which life and art can interconnect. Stone is an artist who has always worked across disciplines to promote a philosophy of optimism as cultural rebellion and here connects other like-minded artists from different fields to create a living example of it.