Friday, October 17, 2008
Sleeping Giant was performed two weeks ago at Henry Street Settlement in New York. The Saturday night crowd was particularly boisterous. (That performance was stacked with many friends). The New York Times reviewed the show and New York Press had a nice article. It has been a great experience working Larry Goldhuber and Tin Hat. I look forward to more performances.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Sleeping Giant premiered at MASS MoCA on August 23, 2008 to a full house. Here are a few articles and reviews from The Berkshire Eagle, The Village Voice and Times Union. The two reviews are mixed, but the buzz of the crowd opening night was very positive. The combination of Lawrence Goldhuber's choreography, Tin Hat's music and Janet Wong's video really brings the ideas of Sleeping Giant to life. The cross- pollination of theatre, video continues some of my original questions with the installation- how is a story told visually? How do scale shifts alter perceptions of the monumental and heroic? And finally how do medium shifts effect the transmission of the story? I'm very excited for the Henry Street Settlement performances on October 2-4.
The residency at MASS MoCA went too quickly. I arrived to find a 30 foot by 50 foot back drop waiting for me. I had three days to paint the forest scene. I did the work
Pollock-style on the floor. This is by far the biggest painting I've done. The drop is the forest scene that serves as a background to the first half of the show. The forest is a cross between an Northwestern old growth forest and a southern swamp. This picture gives a sense of scale.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I'm on my way to MASS MoCA on Sunday. Lawrence Goldhuber and the dancers are already there. Here is a concept drawing for the dancers with projected art. The opening premiere of Sleeping Giant is August 23rd at MASS MoCA and goes to Henry Street Settlement on October 2-4.