Review at Art Daily:
Kasumi’s newest videoart/film/animation hybrid, Quadrascope premiered in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra on the Baxter Stage at The Cleveland Playhouse, April 22-25 for Fusionfest 2010.
The work was created in for the work "Catch and Release," composed by Esa-Pekka Salonen, formerly Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Tito Muñoz, performed the music.
The style of Quadrascope was inspired by the mathematical playfulness, intensity and structure of the music.
Quadrascope is at times in counterpoint to the musical structure, employing multiple and ambiguous orientations. The use of symmetry comments on the square shape of the stage onto which the work is projected: it was designed to be viewed from all angles with the audience sitting in raised, stadium style seating on three edges looking down at the projection. The orchestra is on the fourth edge, also facing the stage.