is a collaboration between Lindsey Dieter and Yuliya Savelyeva exploring the relationships between physical embodiment and the built environment.
PROXIMITIES: is the first performance and exhibition by Embodied Architecture exploring the relationships between proximity, density and affect.
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.
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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 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.
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Choreography: Lindsey Dieter, Yuliya Savelyeva and Amy Gardner
Sound: Zachary Barr
Video Director: Mac Roy
Performers: Abby Walsh, Amanda Morell, Andres Domit, Ayaka Tokynaga, Brendan Gosse, Chris Makens, De'Ja Rob, Elysia Belilove, Emily Nantellier, Eugene Zakapaylo, Felipe Arellano, Francesca Genovese, Frank Dautant, Golsana Heshmati, Hannah Zhu, Haruka Honnaki, Hayley Rieter, Ilectra Vassos, Jack Dinning, Jillian Blakey, Juan Acosta, Ketryna Fares, LeeAnne Shaffer, Lia Parolari, Lisa Ferrante, Mari Myksvoll, Maria Dautant, Mary Carney, Maya Chang, Miguel Dautant, Mika Yanagihara, Miso Samara, Naemeh Shirazi, Paige Butz, Patricia Gordon, Rebecca Romani, Sarah Chin, Sasha Chen, Shari Rossenblatt, Sharon Houlihan, Sheyenne Semaan, Sierra Fisher, Stefanie Foster, Taylor Green, Tripti Sahnt, Trynity Marchat.
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