By Katherine Abbott
Points of light move in the dark. A bright thread hovers between them, lingers like an afterimage and then fades.
The pattern shifts in the colors of a nebula.
It is an abstract work of digital art, guided by artificial intelligence. And it forms in a dancer's hands.
Paul Kaiser and Marc Downie created Loops, melding dance and visual art, with the innovative choreographer Merce Cunningham, and they are celebrating Cunningham's centennial with a double exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival this summer—a virtual reality experience in Blake's Barn and a photography exhibit in the Doris Duke Theatre.