Breakwall

Made of rubble, wood piles, or caisson, breakwater structures provide frontline defense against shoreline erosion. This project draws parallels with such structures while considering their potential as models for social resistance. 

Each iterative event develops through collective composition. Original sonic and movement languages evolve from emergent play with naturally resonant materials including wood, sand, and paper. Rhythmic and contrapuntal patterns ripple through the physical and auditory landscapes. The aesthetic centers cooperative action, deep listening, and steadfast resolve.

PERFORMANCE COLLABORATORS /

  • Alex Borgen, Trina Hines, Gina Buwalda Johnson, Hannah Loss, Angela Luem, Mawusi Nenonene, Carolina Pava, Caitlin Rafferty, Julia Smith. Emily Thompson.Cassandra Vander Well, Megan Young, and Sara Whale, with audience

ON VIEW /

  • Ingenuity Cleveland
  • SiTE:LAB/ArtPrize
  • Dance in the Annex
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Chicago Arts District
  • Figment Chicago

PHOTO & VIDEO CREDITS

  • Black Valve Media (video above)
  • MLive Media Group
  • Leonardo Selvaggio
  • Motley Photography