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Providence, RI 02903
new work from performance artists from vancouver and philadelphia:
SUNNY NESTLER (vancouver) PRESENTS: 1-D SIMULATOR
In this piece, we will enter a flamboyant world of genderful creatures and wander around together until we find something neat. Participants will be asked to get into a lo-fi sensory-deprivation chamber, which Sunny creates using props such as 1-D goggles, juice boxes and ear plugs. From there we will all go on a quiet adventure, using Sunny’s field guide to art’s mystical kingdoms. Sunny works with discarded and under-valued materials to create activities that engage the viewers’ senses in a private but communal way. Their materials often consist of bright, colorful, and glittering piles of craft supplies and sale items from the dollar store.
AMALIA WILSON (philadelphia) PRESENTS: POSTER IN TWO ACTS
amalia performs series of particular actions inside sets of meticulously-arranged objects. *manicured space.* her movements are copied from the boring and repeated tasks of her life, affected and mixed to draw attention to the blurry line separating everyday action and dance. these pairings have included: washing her face in a basin of sparkling water, eating grapes and drinking milk, sweeping a pile of junk around a gallery and carrying balls up a hill over and over again (among others). POSTER IN TWO ACTS is about whether or not everything you do is the last thing you do. it is a dance but not a dance in a private world of compulsion. it is an effort to be a thing that doesn’t know it is being watched. it is both bothered by and obsessed with sound.
with local sound:
the real thing. immersive space. totally dark // danceable. like garbled songbirds crossbred with robots and orchids.
$ 5 (to support touring artists)