Note: This was a very darkly lit piece and what the viewer’s eye saw differs from what the camera was able to capture. In the darkness there were smells floating around the audience at intervals. These were – honeysuckle, oranges, menthol, and moth balls.
Performed at JACK, Brooklyn March 9-13th, 2016
Choreography by Stacy Grossfield
Performed by Tuva Hildebrand, Dana Florin-Weiss, Monica Hunken, Kadence Neill, Rebecca Warner, Stacy Grossfield, Joomin Hwang, Kevin Luparello, Daren Liff, and Stephen Zuccaro
Lighting by Joe Levasseur
Music by Olivier Messiaen
Sculptures by Jeremy Lydic
Video by Gil Sperling
Set and costumes designed by Stacy Grossfield
Screens by Curtis Eller and set construction by Kevin Lovelady and Walter Dundervill
“The writeup available on JACK’s website suggest that the piece was inspired by stories of physics of subatomic particles – and whether it is true or not, I am convinced that the world where Stacy’s stories take place cannot be seen with a naked eye. If you ask me, I do hope the world of neutrinos and quarks is as amusing as portrayed in this humorous, hectic and surprising choreography. I also hope the nano-world is as stylish as Jeremy Lydic costumes, reminiscent of a 1970’s space movie as dreamed out by Salvador Dali. And that is as ingenious as the movable set, and it is as exquisitely lit as JACK was last night, flooded in Joe Levasseur’s mysterious chiaroscuro. If this curious visualization indeed reflects what happens on a subatomic level, the absurdity of the visible world suddenly makes perfect sense.” – Kamila Slawinski, kamilaslawinski.tumblr.com/tagged/stacy-grossfield
hot dark matter was funded in part by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.