FREE Open Rehearsals of Possible Worlds.
Friday, Oct. 29 8-10 pm
The Roof at Park South, NYC
Grab a cocktail, engage with the artists
and share questions and reflections. *showings every 1/2 hour.
Possible Worlds is a semi-autobiographical performance installation that views the body as a site of socially dictated retention and reiteration; an incredible storehouse for our histories. Culling from memories, Possible Worlds is a nonlinear excursion into autobiography and it invites us into a reinterpreted past marred by the presence of mental illness.
By considering the body’s materiality and its interconnectivity with external systems, Possible Worlds breaks down the fixity propagated by linear narrative and the photographic image and reintroduces them to unfolding space/time. Produced by Mercedes Searer and collaborating with digital culture worker david allen for the interactive film and ai elements, their collaboration continues an ongoing cultural conversation about the ways technology sees the body and how we see ourselves.
Layering the body on itself, the live and filmed performer cycles through extreme emotions and childhood memories. The performer's choreography distorts the images of the projected self, representative of faultiness of memory and the effect of mental illness.
Project: Mercedes Searer
Musical Composition: Michael Kammers
Film: Bibiana Med
Interactive AI enabled projection program: david allen
Possible Worlds is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts made possible with funding provided by New York City Artist Corps Grant