Cyberspace | August 17 | 8:00 pm CDT
my teeth are whitest when my mouth is shut
"Often I am asked to be seen, not heard. I find that my teeth are whitest, when my mouth is shut. My experiences are swallowed by fragility.
The thunderous roar that reverberates is too muffled to discern the source, but the borders are merely the shadows of giants, towering above."
U & I
Ciyadh Wells, Guitar
Jamie Monck, Guitar
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Demystifying the Narrative
Reflecting on the turbulent and notable year of 2020, this performance critically explores the dominant narratives in the cultural and media landscape through an abstract voice improvisation and audio-visual installation which was created as a handmade e-textile interactive instrument. Overall, this work captures the sounds of repetition, repudiation, contradiction, and omission while representing chaos, instability, fear, despair, and the outcry of collective and individual voices.
The Fate of the Dollar
This interactive electronics and cello/violin improvisation explores the looming concerns about fiat currency creation linked to the Covid 19 pandemic and the potential impact on people’s livelihoods and lifestyles. In this work, I reflect on a wide range of emotions tied to the current economy ranging from uncertainty, urgency, volatility, anxiety, and the rising concern on inflation and the fate of the dollar.
Cecilia Suhr, cello, violin
Danielle McPhatter, Eli Trakhtenberg
In a surprising & entertaining moment early this year, members of communities on Reddit created a large disruption in the trend of historically wealthy people profiting extensively through trading, in which the motive seemed to be more social than economic. In the face of those who had historically had access to large amounts of capital, internet community members had memed their way into ‘winning’. By collecting this data and sonifying & visualizing it, we hope to frame this moment creatively.