Embodied Architecture: PROXIMITIES is a performance and installation exploring the relationships between spatial proximity, density and affect. Presented by: ARONSON GALLERY, NY
PERFORMANCE 04.11.16 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.
EXHIBITION 08.11.16 - 13.11.16 Following the opening night, footage from the performance and subsequent recording was assembled into a multi channel projection for exhibition onto the same the walls, floor and ceiling of the gallery performance. The 7 video minute loop creates an immersive re-enactment of the performance as it was experienced on opening night, while framing heightened moments of connection between the performer, observer and environment. The relationship of the live performance to the screen-based installation evokes the frequent use of technology as the primary source of human connection in contemporary society. The interviews exhibited in the corridor adjacent to the Aronson Gallery communicate the vast array of emotion and unique personal experience embodied by cast and guests of the performance.