ARCHIPELAGO is a new multidisciplinary work by critically-acclaimed performance artist Denise Uyehara and award-winning visualist Adam Cooper-Terán. Through video, image and movement they remix ancient myths of Okinawa with the story of Batuc, a village in the Yaqui River Valley which was flooded by the Mexican government. They weave together loss, cultural survival, wrath of the deities, spirits of past, present and the future.
Premiered at Highways Performance Space, with support from the National Performance Network Creation Fund. This video is from a multi-camera private shoot. The footage reflects the real-time pacing of the live performance. There are brief cutaways to show the animation which is projected onto the back wall and the performers.