Phase#5 - Three Live Evening Performances at Suyama Space
For one night only on Saturday, November 19th, three live on-site performances of 5 dancers will be presented in the gallery at 6, 7 and 8 PM with each performance limited to a maximum audience size of 30 people. Please select the specific time you'd wish to attend from the drop-down menu above.
GENERATIVITY, the current installation presented through December 16th at Suyama Space, is a new media creation developed by Portland artist Fernanda D'Agostino. It combines architecture, electro-acoustic sound space, video projections and three live performances. D'Agostino's project investigates the underlying and often invisible structures that the natural world uses to sculpt and regenerate itself. The structures are the code through which nature writes its generations. GENERATIVITY draws upon natural systems in its overarching response to the architecture by shaping levels of understory, canopy, and anchor for interactive viewer experience and exploration.
Choreographed by internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Isabelle Choinière from Montreal, in collaboration with D'Agostino as video producer, this live performance integrates 5 dancers' bodies simultaneously as one mass, 5 voices and one choir as an organic electro-acoustic soundscape. Each performer is fitted with a black head wrap concealing a wireless transmitter, and wears a tiny mike and contact speaker mounted on her cheek bone. As the performers vocalize, the vibrations are felt on their bodies. These vocalizations, heard in real time by audience and performers, are also manipulated in the software music sequencer and digital workstation, sending surrounding waves and vortices of live sound around the performers and viewers. https://vimeo.com/140364487
The 5 performers are Lisa Kusanagi, Juju Kusanagi, Tahni Holt, Eliza Larson and Lucy Lee Yim. Creative coding by Jim Bell, Karim Lakhdar and Kevin McDonald.
This exhibit is made possible through Oregon Arts Commission (Individual Artists Opportunity Grant; Artists Fellowship); Ford Family Foundation (Individual Artists Opportunity Grant); Rainmaker Artists Residency; Canada Council for the Arts; CONSEIL DES ARTS DELONGUEUIL; Québec Government Office in Los Angeles; 4Culture Tech Specific Grant and Organizational Sustained Support Grant; Regional Arts and Culture Council (RAAC) Project Grant; and Suyama Space Friends.
There will be no cellphones or mobile devices allowed during the performance.
Suyama Space (View)
2324 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|