CIRCLING THE CENTER
A MEDITATION ON LOSS - VICTORIAN MOURNING BRAIDING - THE NEUROSCIENCE OF EMOTIONS.
Neuroscience meets meditation in Circling the Center's visceral liturgy of sound, film, and live performance. The work weaves film images of animated MRIs, electronic circuitry, and Victorian mourning braiding with sounds of serenading rats in a lab, metronomes, and chanted braiding pattern instructions. A choir accompanies a cellist, a woman weaves shimmering red wire, three performers sing a vocal lament in this expansive infusion of science, art, and spirit.
Circling the Center, Studio Workshop Performance,Brooklyn, NY Feb.1,2015
Concept/Visuals: Nene Humphrey
Director: Mallory Catlett
Electronic Compositions: Roberto C. Lange, Video: William Zoe FitzGerald, Christopher Keohane,Roberto C. Lange, In Center composition Noah Hoffeld, Lament for 4 Voices compostion,Julie DeLano, Cellist: Noah Hoffeld,, Performer: Capucine Gros, Vocalists: Anthea White, Karen Waltech, Carrie Erving,Johanna Cranitch