POEME: A Poetry Engine (2015-2016)
In this installation we invite participants to create poetry through movement while referencing the choreographed routines of mass transit. The installation grew out of our design of POEME (http://poeme.iat.sfu.ca), a website created by Shannon Cuykendall and Ethan Soutar-Rau that allows users to create movement poetry with their mobile device. We have exhibited this exhibition internationally in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Poland, and Australia. See https://movementpoetry.wordpress.com/ for more information on each event.
Presence in a Box: Crossing Liminal Spaces (2016)
An interactive, public performance that premiered at the One Art Space Gallery in NYC in March 2016. We explore how the experience of presence can transfer across physical space, virtual space, and time. Two small box shapes are separated within the gallery space. One box is the location for a live performance with sound and movement and the other box depicts looping videos of previous performances (captured from the first person perspective). Audiences can also trace pathways in one space that are reimagined and projected into the other space. Pathways generated by audience members accumulate, leaving traces of movement and sound for others to explore.
Serpentine Dance, Refocused (2014-2015)
Serpentine Dance, Refocused (SDR) premiered in Vancouver, B.C. in 2014 and was later exhibited at Stanford University in 2015 for the TEI conference. SDR pays homage to Loïe Fuller’s (1862-1928) surreal creations of light and motion. Fuller’s dance is reimagined and manipulated through the audience’s movement. We explore relationships between experiencing and observing movement and seek to heighten the audiences’ experience of kinesthetic empathy.