TRIAD NetDance

TRIAD HyperDance

TRIAD Installation

Director: Marikki Hakola  
Genre: Telepresence, Media Art, Web art, Experimental
Production Year: 1998-1999
Master Formats: Beta SP PAL and Shockwave / Flash
Audio:  Stereo
Language: No
Distributor: Kroma Productions Ltd.


TRIAD is a media art work, a tekepresence performance and a web art piece to be seen on the Internet. It looks at the semiotic connections between dance, cinema and hypermedia from viewpoints of three different cultures.

TRIAD Project consists of two parts: TRIAD NetDance was a real-time live Internet stream and telepresence performance between Helsinki, Tokyo and New York on 5th of June 1998. TRIAD NetDance took place simultaneously on three stages in three different countries. The dancer, choreographer Molissa Fenley was dancing in New York, at Dance Theater Workshop. The butoh dancer, choreographer Akeno was dancing at the VTV studio in Tokyo. The Otna Eahket band played at the Kiasma theatre in Finland. The video signals from New York and Tokyo were combined at the Kiasma, mixed with the electronic backgrounds and streamed to the Internet. The three locations of this performance were combined to a virtual stage which could be experienced on the Internet. TRIAD HyperDance is an interactive art work on the net, containing a dance work as hypervideo and an interactive choreography. TRIAD HyperDance is based on the video and audio recording of NetDance. With the HyperDance, the work expands into three dimensions and the viewer can freely move from one virtual space to another having a possibility to combine the choreographic and audiovisual elements interactively. TRIAD Installation contains both TRIAD NetDance and TRIAD HyperDance.


Concept, Visualization and Direction: Marikki Hakola
Choreography and Dance: Akeno & Molissa Fenley
Music: Otna Eahket Band /Antti Hytti, Jone Takamäki, Tom Nekljudov, PP Kortelainen
Online Video Editing in Kiasma, Helsinki: Raimo Uunila
Camera in Tokyo: Shoko
Camera in New York : Shelly Silver
Cameras in Helsinki: Veli Granö, Kari Santala
Web Design & Graphics: Tomi Knuutila & Riku Makkonen
Electronic Set Design: Marikki Hakola, Raimo Uunila, Tomi Knuutila
Sound Design: Epa Tamminen
Light Design: Kätsä Lähteenaho
Hostess: Keiko Morishita
Production Secretary: Sanna Saastamoinen
Technical Coordinator: Jarmo Salonen
Co-producer in Tokyo: Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo
Co-producer in New York: Joseph Di Mattia
Venues: Kiasma Theatre (Helsinki), VTV Japan (Tokyo), Dance Theater Workshop (New York)
Supported by Kiasma-museum of contemporary art, the Promotion Centre for Finnish Audiovisual Culture AVEK, Ministry of Education Finland OPM
Sponsors: Sonera, Xenex
Producers: Sanna-Kaisa Hakkarainen and Marikki Hakola
Production: Kroma Productions Ltd 1998-99

The video art work Continuum forms part of Marikki Hakola’s doctoral degree (DA) at Aalto University.

The video art work Continuum is at the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki.

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Event Experimental Featured Installation Media Art Multimedia Performance R&D Research and Development Telepresence Transmedia Video Art Virtual Scenography Virtual Stage Visual Art Web Art Web Site