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New Work: 2wice False Start

An animation of False Start, the new edition of 2wice.

2wice is a visual and performing arts journal designed by Abbott Miller that is built around specific themes that are explored through essays and performances conceived specifically for the page. These performances are sometimes based on an existing piece of choreography while others are developed uniquely for 2wice. False Start, the new issue, is a collaboration between the dancer/choreographer Jonah Bokaer, the photographer Joachim Ladefoged and Miller, who designed False Start as a 97-page flipbook which allows readers to reanimate Bokaer’s dance of the same name.

“Jonah Bokaer’s dance is an elegant condensation of so many strands of modern visual and performing arts: you can see John Cage and Merce Cunningham in it, Edweard Muybridge and Jasper Johns and Duchamp,” says Miller. “Our approach to the publication was to let all of those echoes play out in an extremely simple presentation that allows the complexities to unfold in the readers hands.”

“You can take each page as a portrait,” says 2wice Senior Editor Nancy Dalva. “Or, you can take the whole as a progression, with a beginning, a middle, and an end, and view each page as you would a frame in an animation.”

A look inside after the jump.