Installation designed, programmed and constructed for STOREHOUSE, Torn Space Theater’s third and most immersive exploration of the city’s iconic grain elevators.
The iconic American Warehouse at Silo City transformed into a repository for the significant moments that mark an individual’s life. The narrative draws upon stages of psychosocial development, re-imagining the interior spaces of the warehouse and surrounding landscape of Silo City as points of human development from infancy to late adulthood. Portions of the performance offer unprecedented access to the complex.
As an installation artist my role was to conceive and construct a performative setting representing the terminus of life. Working with a choreographer and several dancers, I programmed an interactive computer-vision system that translated human movement into a synesthetic audio-visual experience.
Founded by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola, Torn Space Theater aims to create original, aesthetically innovative performances; to introduce internationally-renowned, contemporary drama to Western New York; and to cultivate the collaboration of actors, composers, sculptors, video artists and designers within their productions.