WHITE NOISE NOW - SALT
This site-specific performance happened in one of the Vermont Railway salt sheds, hidden in plain sight behind the Karma Birdhouse Gallery in Burlington Vermont. Developed in collaboration with Experiential Designer, Craig Winslow and Sound Designer, Miles Dean the performance took place in phases, moving through a series of experiences that fully immersed the audience.
The invite-only audience came, blindly trusting.
They were taken on an adventure
Truly improv, walking in anticipation
Open to the unknown.
The performance was about listening to what the environment had to ask.
It was an exploration of duality:
Seeing and perceiving.
Crystalline structure and fluid motion.
Clear lines and blurred edges.
Strong and vulnerable.
Interior and exterior.
Analog and digital.
Value and worthlessness.
It was about blurring the boundaries between audience and dancer; between music and light, salt, and body. In both planning for the performance, and in the actual performance, it was about balancing preparation, with an openness for the unexpected. It was a truly intimate, transformative experience for both the performers and the audience, that pushed each participant to encounter the familiar in the unfamiliar, and discover new ways to perceive themselves in a truly multi-sensory way.
This performance was selected as one of Seven Days Top 10 Art Exhibitions of 2016
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Elizabeth Marie Seyler
Michelle Winchell Struckholz
Photo & Video
Maxine Senft Miller
Micah Dudash, Driven Studio
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Vermont Rail System
Giovanna and Michael Jager
Giovanna Jager, Karma Bird House Gallery
Adobe Creative Residency
Barbara Heath, live saxophone
Peter Fried, visual artist
Katy Hellman, Gallery Event Organization
Jane Frank Jewelry
Maria Gould, honeybloombeauty.com
Lake Champlain Chocolates