Embodied Architecture: Proximities


November 4, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

Live Performance/Opening Night: November 4, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Entry to the performance is ticketed and on a first come, first served basis.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Exhibition: November 8-13, 2016

Embodied Architecture: PROXIMITIES is a performance and installation exploring the relationships between spatial proximity, density, and affect.  It opens with a choreographed exploration by 57 performers within the gallery who engage with compositional opposites—near/far, proximal/distant, connected/disconnected—and the states in between creating a shifting, evolving, and immersive environment for visitors.  Performers become walls, corridors, and rooms, reframing our interactions with and perceptions of shared space.  The performance is accompanied by a multi-channel sound installation that runs in 7-minute intervals.  Following the opening night, the gallery will feature recordings of the performance in multi-channel projections, digital displays, and a series of mixed media drawings.  The relationship of the live performance to the screen-based installation evokes the frequent use of digital devices as the primary source of human connection in contemporary society.

Curated by Lindsay Dieter and Yuliya Savelyeva.

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