If you're dancing physics, you're dancing contact.
If you're dancing chemistry, you're doing something else.
Primcounter extraordinare and handyman/ex superhero Dividni Shostakovich was at Push with us, he likes all that dance and art stuff, and (being ancient) knew all about the 70's dance movement that inspired Oberon's build Contact Improvisation.
artists and such, it's a field in which Oberon has RL experience, ask him, he'll tell you. The prims pirouetted and bounced off each other in seemingly endless variety. I thought that the Americans spent the 1970's doing Disco, so this site about CI was all news to me, and really informed the piece with historical and conceptual perspective.
Yet the art stands alone; even without the backstory, there is a glassy clinkyness to the way the trio interacts that is about as far from limbs and lumbar support as you can get. This is Oberon's favourite build of the five, for the way the colour and the sound and the movement all come together. But don't stop there.
Light and Heavy. Are those cubes dancing or fighting? You can look at them for ages and still not be sure; one thing is for certain, you keep your distance, unsure if they'd crush you if you stray too close. Look for the sparkles.
Plaza is another angular, apprehensive build. Take the weight off on one of the plastic chairs, and you'll drown in the bricks, as the pavement rises like a monochrome tide. The chairs pop out of the ground, and are kicked over or thrown into the air by invisible hands. When he sat down, Dividni's pose turned out to be very Guantanamo Bay - perfect for such a stark build.
The Stand, a fragile forest that is easily trampled underfoot, with beautiful consequences.
Khamaseen, inspired by tales of the dust storms of the Sahara and Sinai desert where, at this time of year, unwary travellers can find themselves engulfed in spiralling sand. Oberon has combined atmospheric effects with an old favourite from Coriolis, I leave you to discover the consequences of straying into the sand for yourself.
Oberon Onmura's Retrospective is at Push for the foreseeable future.