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The Precession Live Performance

March 4, 2011 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

On March 4th, 5th, and 6th, a large-scale durational event extends and activates the 10-screen projected artwork, The Precession, via a systematic orchestration of live elements within the main gallery, catwalk space, and outdoor areas of Hyde Park Art Center. Friday, March 4, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Saturday, March 5, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Sunday, March 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Donation Suggested Students / seniors / unemployed $10 General public $15 
Performance components include choreographed readings of texts being generated upon the façade, a Busby Berkeley inspired movement sequence mixing gestures of labor with embodied formations based on the stars above the building, an erotic pole dancer demonstrating axial tilt, and live and screen-based responses to works by Sol LeWitt (the sun) and Rebecca Horn (the horned moon). A chorus will sing a song, an incoming stream of Twitter texts, and excerpts from the source code of The Precession. The performance will be synchronized with the facade projection using an open-ended structure that repeats approximately every hour (and therefore twice per evening). Visitors may enter or leave at any point. Combining writing, text-mining and processing, the real-time positions of celestial objects and depictions of the laboring body, The Precession constructs a performance of visual-poetic movements across the 10 screens of Hyde Park Art Center’s digital façade. A project of Mark Jeffery & Judd Morrissey
Credits: Floor & Wall Installation by Claire Ashley Finger Extensions (Rebecca Horn 1973) by Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap Dancers Sam Hertz Chris Knowlton Zihan Loo Josh Rackliffe Blake Russell Live Winged Men Matthew Steinbrecher Walter Latimer On-screen Night Sky Workmen and Winged Men Mark Beasley Joseph Belknap Chris Cuellar Fred DeMarco Ron Ewert Charles Fogarty Mike Fleming The Lenox Twins Nick Lowe Anthony Romero On-screen Night Sky Choir David Alcade Benjamin Chaffee Walter Latimer Abel Ortiz Nick Williams Sunday, March 6 6:30 pm Jackman Goldwass


March 4, 2011
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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