PYLON I: a performance installation by Ethan Folk and Coleman Pester that blends boundaries between observer and observed. Seattle Art Museum, PACCAR Pavilion - February 20, 2016.
The PYLON environment is designed to explore the idea of observation - about how we variously craft and perform our identities in different contexts depending on the various types of surveillance/watching we perceive.
PYLON is concerned with the complex and muddled relationship between oppressive structures and oppressed individuals: between communal pressure and self-fulfillment, between surveillance and privacy, between unyielding architecture and fragile flesh.
Ethan Folk and Coleman Pester
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Special thanks to: Philip Nadasdy, Leah Oren, Maria Manness, Jim Sivisay, Derik Eckhardt, Kaillee Coleman, Elizabeth Houlton, Jen Au, Daniel Harm, Anna Connor, Open Flight Studio, and Velocity Dance Center.
Commissioned by Seattle Art Museum as part of the Winter Weekends series.
Creation of this work was made possible in part by Artist Trust and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Seattle Times: "PYLON: The dance performance that watches you back":