Phase#5 at Suyama Space, part of GENERATIVITY, November 19

Posted on October 20, 2016, 9:18 am
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Fernanda D’Agostino‘s Generativity, the final installation at Suyama Space, is on display through December 16. I can’t recommend it highly enough. The immersive environment that D’Agostino has created in the large, iconic gallery is lush, humane and mysterious. It’s interactive, but the ways in which it responds to your presence are so subtle and seamless that you may not even notice.

In the layered video seen on the screens and scrims of Generativity, one will see documentation of an intimate performance choreographed by acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Isabelle Choinière. On November 19, the work will take on new dimensions for one-night-only with three live performances. The work, Phase#5, combines sound, dramatic movement and a little bit of technological magic. As described by Suyama Space:

…this live performance integrates 5 dancers’ bodies simultaneously as one mass, 5 voices and one choir as an organic electro-acoustic soundscape. Each performer is fitted with a black head wrap concealing a wireless transmitter, and wears a tiny mike and contact speaker mounted on her cheek bone. As the performers vocalize, the vibrations are felt on their bodies. These vocalizations, heard in real time by audience and performers, are also manipulated in the software music sequencer and digital workstation, sending surrounding waves and vortices of live sound around the performers and viewers

Performances of Phase#5 will be presented at 6, 7 and 8pm. Each will have a maximum audience size of 30 people. Tickets are $5 and are selling fast. Admission to Generativity is free during regular gallery hours.


Isabelle Choinière: Phase#5 with Fernanda D’Agostino’s Generativity

When: Saturday, November 19 at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Where: Suyama Space (2324 2nd Ave)

$5 for each show time. Purchase tickets online. See video from Phase#5 in a WIP video for Generativity by D’Agostino on Vimeo. Read more about Generativity and get gallery hours on the Suyama Space website.

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.