SEA/PORT: dance by Seattle & Portland artists
October 7-8, 2011, 8 PM
BrownPaperTickets: $12-$15 sliding scale
Conduit presents works by Seattle and Portland dance artists:
Allie Hankins | Seattle
Like A Sun That Pours Forth Light but Never Warmth
Lucy Yim | Portland
Song&Dance (work in progress)
Shannon Stewart & Adam Sekuler | Seattle
The Third Floor
Choreographer Shannon Stewart and filmmaker Adam Sekuler’s The Third Floor paces through the remains of a six-story historic Seattle hotel exploring the notion that memory loss, as it is in people, is an essential part of dissociating identities in buildings and neighborhoods. A cascade of characters introduce themselves to create a false history of the hotel while carefully constructing a diorama of an unsettled mind.
Every level of the Publix Hotel ascended unfolds a more desperate tale. The curling edges of paint unglue stories from the wall—over time this two-dimensional surface reveals that it is three. A small square hole cut out of a door signifies a private death--that a hand reached through the opening to turn the doorknob and let themselves in.
In The Third Floor, footsteps echo on ground untouched for years. The contact of feet on ground punctures time, refracts stories encoded in small medicine cabinet mirrors and smoke stains outlining absent picture frames on a wall.
The memory (loss) bank is made possible with support from Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, and the mOuth Studio (Portland).