Sympoiesis is a collaborative performance with sculpture, movement, and live music by Camera Obscura Studio Residents Dahn Gim and Alex Wand, with creative assistance from musicians: Odeya Nini, Kathryn Shuman, Luke Williams and choreographer Jay Carlon. Concept for mirrors and sunlight dance by Lindsey Lollie.
The term, “Sympoiesis,” meaning synergistic creation, was utilized by theorist Donna Haraway to emphasize the art of living in deeply troubled times, surviving in discomfort and coexisting with devastation. This mode of thinking emphasizes the reciprocal relationships of human, non-human, living and non-living things. Embracing a web of relations, Sympoiesis examines how beings and objects signal to, amorphously cohere and partially assimilate each other to generate evolving systems.
Join us for a community campfire conversation and demonstration on the unique collaboration between site-specific choreographer Jay Carlon and experimental composer Alex Wand. Carlon and Wand will discuss their interests in integrating the environment into their practice and how the space, architecture, and elements influence their curiosity and process. The evening will conclude with an opportunity for audience members to engage, interact and participate with the artwork. Open to all ages!
This showcase is an informal sharing of the work and investigations culled during the body as site workshop July 8 thru 12.
Workshop participants will share phrase work, partnering, improvisation scores, and site-sensitive explorations and curiosities. In addition, workshop instructor Jay Carlon will share his current research questions and collaborations.
The evening will conclude with an invitation to dance with a Jam! Live Music will be provided by Alex Wand and other guests. Dancers, musicians, artists, and all movers are encouraged to attend and participate, or actively observe.
This 5 day workshop is an interrogation of the internal and external body, exploring the histories and traumas of the human form and body and space.
Monday, Jul 8 2019 - Friday, July 12
Daily: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $75 For 5 Day Workshop / $18 Daily Drop-In
Inspired by his investment in site-specific work, identity, and his background as a childhood competitive wrestler, Jay will guide participants through a series of explorations using text, sensory attunement, and partnering skills.
CARLON will be performing at CONGRESS at the Sweat Spot next week, June 14-16 at 8PM. We will be performing a work called: Tryptic (an amalgamation and truncated version of 3 evening-length works: Out of Bounds; fold, unfold, refold; and FLEX) -- performed by talented dancers and long-time collaborators Samantha Mohr, Lenin Fernandez, and Finn Murphy, with original composition by Alex Wand. We're honored to be on a bill with an awesome line-up of great LA-based artists.
a salon-style collective serving as platform for cross-genre dance artists to share their work in an intimate environment inspiring discussion, audience expansion, and positively strengthening our community at large.