Liz Canfield, in the memory of hope, Black Mountain College Conference on John Cage, October 2011.

in the memory of hope

In this generative movement and sound performance/installation we investigate the possibility of welcoming a stranger into our fold. The sound and movement installation/performance embodies the improvisational gesture in the design of the space and in the movement that conducts a dialogue between the responsive materials and the bodies of the performers. The dancer’s movement generates …

ofrenda to the disremembered

Ofrenda to the Disremembered is a trans-temporal re-examination of the Mexican tale of la Llorona, whose unthinkable act of desperate infanticide in the face of colonialist oppression made her, variously in different versions, a monster, a cautionary tale anti-heroine, and the protector of border transgressors. This multimedia performance considers la Llorona in a borderland defined by …

chora: the human conditioned

This performance is built around a solo dancer working within a confined space while the sound she makes with her body in the space is fed into a continuously accumulating loop. In this way the movement and sound constitute a mutual feedback system that evolves from a slow, labored rhythm to a gong-like reverberant drone. …