choreography by Mariel Lugosch-Ecker
music by Skyler Skjelset
film by Derrick Belcham
performance by Mariel Lugosch-Ecker
The Gates is an exploration of a singular psychology mapped onto the spacious interior of the abandoned site of the Boyce Thompson Institute of Plant Research in Yonkers, NY. Mariel Lugosch-Ecker depicts the trajectory of a single thought as it encounters the varying aspects of its surrounding psyche within the mind of an observer. Skyler Skjelset's score illuminates this psychic journey by filling the halls with his expressionist waves of noise and dynamic melody, shifting the figure of the thought-form between chamber after chamber of the enclosing mind.
This film was made possible by a generous donation from Chloe Gow-Jarrett and Adam Millard.