Documentation excerpts of installation at ISSUE Project Room, April 22, 2017. This iteration features embedded performances by writer Charity Coleman and movement artist Madeline Hollander along with numerous found soundtracks and field recordings, presented in 8 channel sound.
Interval/Habitat is a technique for site-specific intervention within a social environment. The piece plays a looping sequence of light and sound “scenes” that impose a time-based narrative over all activity within a space. Considering the filmic “cut” as a framing device, the work uses dynamics created by perceptual shifts to facilitate a progressive awareness of self, body, space, and the presence of others.
At 22 Boerum, Westbrook presents Interval/Habitat as a reception environment with embedded performances from artist Madeline Hollander and writer Charity Coleman. The work shifts between the theatrical and mundane -- blurring performative and social atmospheres -- and invites the audience to explore possibilities that may emerge from interacting in a co-composed dynamic space. Interlocuting performances establish key narrative shifts within the piece, altering the social fabric of the room by presenting actions that go beyond expected boundaries of interaction. Here, the dynamic conditions of the space become a collaborator with audience and performers alike.