Continua in Light: Three Acts, 2013
A collaboration with Bay Area artists, Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond, presented by the San Francisco Performance Art Institute, 2013.
A continuum is a continuous path along which an object is transformed by minute shifts and subtle changes into its opposite. Darkness becomes light. One fractures into many. Stasis explodes into movement. Direction loses purpose and becomes random. Scale is altered from large to small, small to large. Multiples coalesce into one. Then the process of transformation reverses itself. Two projections illuminate the walls with enhanced images of moving light.
ACT I: VOICE, combines the visual experience with music by Morton Lauridsen and Pauline Oliveros, performed by Sine Nomine and Gioia, two Bay Area a cappella ensembles.
ACT II: DANCE, features choreography by Nancy Karp in which the dancers’ movement patterns interact with the visual environment and the music of Nik Bärtsch.
ACT III: IMMERSION, integrates vocal ensembles, dancers and members of the audience, accompanied by the music of Tin Hat Trio, in an immersive experience to become physical and psychological elements in CONTINUA IN LIGHT.