Mark Jeffery & Judd Morrissey
March 20, 2009
The Vernal Equinox
Camera: Jamie Jewitt
Edit: Randy Sterling Hunter
The Precession is a site-sensitive work-in-progress of a performance developed in response to New Deal-era architecture and theater, and the astronomical phenomenon of precession. The work combines projected digital textscapes with choreographed live sequences in a variety of forms: theatrical, movement-based, lecture-oriented, and spectacular. It can be seen as a complex ecology assembled from original writing, historical sources, contributions from the local community, and texts collected in real-time from the social networking environment, Twitter (with special attention to chatter in the local vicinity).
The performance makes extensive use of the Providence literary and arts community and, among its many elements, includes a student-physicist, local playwrights, a pole dancer, a trumpeter and a fire-twirler.
This initial presentation was developed entirely during a 5-day artists' residency at Firehouse 13.
Co-sponsored by Firehouse 13 and Brown University Literary Arts
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Thanks to Justin Katko, John Cayley (Brown Literary Arts) and Anna Shea (Firehouse 13)