1. Holoscenes / Guitar / 3:45min / 2014

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    40 minute performance compressed into less than 4 minutes. The video is continuous and alternates between normal (100%) and 3000% speed. HOLOSCENES created by Early Morning Opera conceived and directed by Lars Jan produced by Mapp International Productions + + + This video is excerpted from a 12-hour live performance during Toronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Festival, from October 4th @ 7pm to October 5th @ 7am, 2014 + + + Performed by Ben Kamino Choreographed by Geoff Sobelle Show Control and Co-Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina
 Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle 
Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina Co-Lighting Design by Chris Kuhl Technical Direction by Eric Lin Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald Automation Design by Erich Bolton + + + DIRECTOR'S NOTE: For nearly four years, together with an expansive team of artists, engineers and scientists, I have been developing HOLOSCENES, a large performance installation that is a visceral, visual, and public collision of the human body and water. HOLOSCENES is born from my concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century. Sited in public space, HOLOSCENES features a totemic aquarium-like sculpture inhabited by a rotating series of performers carrying out an everyday human behavior gathered from video submissions from around the world. Filled and drained by a custom-designed hydraulic system, the aquariums flood with up to twelve tons of water a minute, transforming the movements of the performers within. We’re using the aquarium of HOLOSCENES to weave the unraveling story of water — the rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods and droughts — into the patterns of the everyday. The ebb and flow of water and resulting transfiguration of human behavior offers an elemental portrait of our collective myopia, persistence, and, for better or worse, adaptation. ~ Lars Jan, October 2014 BACKGROUND Civilization has evolved primarily within the geologic epoch of the Holocene, the period since the last ice age approximately twelve thousand years ago. However, there is debate as to whether we have already entered the Anthropocene — an epoch initiated by the industrial revolution and characterized by man’s impact on the earth over these dozen decades at a scale previously measured only in the thousands of years. The projected rise of sea level is central to this dramatic shift in the biosphere, foreshadowed by receding glaciers, melting polar ice caps, and the countless catastrophic floods of recent memory. The development of HOLOSCENES has been informed by a broad spectrum of issues critical to a consideration of climate change, including those surrounding water; climate data, paleontology, and modeling; and the social and cognitive evolution of human capacities for decision-making, long-term thinking, and empathy. SUPPORT HOLOSCENES is co-commissioned by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. HOLOSCENES has received generous support from the Surdna Foundation, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The MAP Fund (a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Awesome Without Borders, the Panta Rhea Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and many individual donors. Additional research and critical residency support has been provided by Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Experimental Media Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (Troy, NY), and the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA (Los Angeles, CA). www.holoscen.es www.EarlyMorningOpera.com www.MappInternationalProductions.org

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    • HOLOSCENES / Bed / 2014 / 90 seconds

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      HOLOSCENES created by Early Morning Opera conceived and directed by Lars Jan produced by Mapp International Productions + + + This video is excerpted from a 12-hour live performance during Toronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Festival, from October 4th @ 7pm to October 5th @ 7am, 2014 + + + Performed by Annie Saunders Choreographed by Geoff Sobelle Show Control and Co-Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina
 Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle 
Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina Co-Lighting Design by Chris Kuhl Technical Direction by Eric Lin Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald Automation Design by Erich Bolton + + + DIRECTOR'S NOTE: For nearly four years, together with an expansive team of artists, engineers and scientists, I have been developing HOLOSCENES, a large performance installation that is a visceral, visual, and public collision of the human body and water. HOLOSCENES is born from my concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century. Sited in public space, HOLOSCENES features a totemic aquarium-like sculpture inhabited by a rotating series of performers carrying out an everyday human behavior gathered from video submissions from around the world. Filled and drained by a custom-designed hydraulic system, the aquariums flood with up to twelve tons of water a minute, transforming the movements of the performers within. We’re using the aquarium of HOLOSCENES to weave the unraveling story of water — the rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods and droughts — into the patterns of the everyday. The ebb and flow of water and resulting transfiguration of human behavior offers an elemental portrait of our collective myopia, persistence, and, for better or worse, adaptation. ~ Lars Jan, October 2014 BACKGROUND Civilization has evolved primarily within the geologic epoch of the Holocene, the period since the last ice age approximately twelve thousand years ago. However, there is debate as to whether we have already entered the Anthropocene — an epoch initiated by the industrial revolution and characterized by man’s impact on the earth over these dozen decades at a scale previously measured only in the thousands of years. The projected rise of sea level is central to this dramatic shift in the biosphere, foreshadowed by receding glaciers, melting polar ice caps, and the countless catastrophic floods of recent memory. The development of HOLOSCENES has been informed by a broad spectrum of issues critical to a consideration of climate change, including those surrounding water; climate data, paleontology, and modeling; and the social and cognitive evolution of human capacities for decision-making, long-term thinking, and empathy. SUPPORT HOLOSCENES is co-commissioned by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. HOLOSCENES has received generous support from the Surdna Foundation, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The MAP Fund (a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Awesome Without Borders, the Panta Rhea Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and many individual donors. Additional research and critical residency support has been provided by Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Experimental Media Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (Troy, NY), and the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA (Los Angeles, CA). www.holoscen.es www.EarlyMorningOpera.com www.MappInternationalProductions.org

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      • Holoscenes / Cleaning / 3:15min / 2014

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        HOLOSCENES created by Early Morning Opera conceived and directed by Lars Jan produced by Mapp International Productions + + + This video is excerpted from a 12-hour live performance during Toronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Festival, from October 4th @ 7pm to October 5th @ 7am, 2014. + + + Performed by Annie Saunders Choreographed by Geoff Sobelle Show Control and Co-Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina
 Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle 
Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina Co-Lighting Design by Chris Kuhl Technical Direction by Eric Lin Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald Automation Design by Erich Bolton + + + DIRECTOR'S NOTE: For nearly four years, together with an expansive team of artists, engineers and scientists, I have been developing HOLOSCENES, a large performance installation that is a visceral, visual, and public collision of the human body and water. HOLOSCENES is born from my concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century. Sited in public space, HOLOSCENES features a totemic aquarium-like sculpture inhabited by a rotating series of performers carrying out an everyday human behavior gathered from video submissions from around the world. Filled and drained by a custom-designed hydraulic system, the aquariums flood with up to twelve tons of water a minute, transforming the movements of the performers within. We’re using the aquarium of HOLOSCENES to weave the unraveling story of water — the rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods and droughts — into the patterns of the everyday. The ebb and flow of water and resulting transfiguration of human behavior offers an elemental portrait of our collective myopia, persistence, and, for better or worse, adaptation. ~ Lars Jan, October 2014 BACKGROUND Civilization has evolved primarily within the geologic epoch of the Holocene, the period since the last ice age approximately twelve thousand years ago. However, there is debate as to whether we have already entered the Anthropocene — an epoch initiated by the industrial revolution and characterized by man’s impact on the earth over these dozen decades at a scale previously measured only in the thousands of years. The projected rise of sea level is central to this dramatic shift in the biosphere, foreshadowed by receding glaciers, melting polar ice caps, and the countless catastrophic floods of recent memory. The development of HOLOSCENES has been informed by a broad spectrum of issues critical to a consideration of climate change, including those surrounding water; climate data, paleontology, and modeling; and the social and cognitive evolution of human capacities for decision-making, long-term thinking, and empathy. SUPPORT HOLOSCENES is co-commissioned by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. HOLOSCENES has received generous support from the Surdna Foundation, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The MAP Fund (a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Awesome Without Borders, the Panta Rhea Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and many individual donors. Additional research and critical residency support has been provided by Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Experimental Media Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (Troy, NY), and the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA (Los Angeles, CA). www.holoscen.es www.EarlyMorningOpera.com www.MappInternationalProductions.org

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        • Holoscenes / Bed / 3:45min / 2014

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          HOLOSCENES created by Early Morning Opera conceived and directed by Lars Jan produced by Mapp International Productions + + + This video is excerpted from a 12-hour live performance during Toronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Festival, from October 4th @ 7pm to October 5th @ 7am, 2014. + + + Performed by Geoff Sobelle Choreographed by Geoff Sobelle Show Control and Co-Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina
 Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle 
Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina Co-Lighting Design by Chris Kuhl Technical Direction by Eric Lin Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald Automation Design by Erich Bolton + + + DIRECTOR'S NOTE: For nearly four years, together with an expansive team of artists, engineers and scientists, I have been developing HOLOSCENES, a large performance installation that is a visceral, visual, and public collision of the human body and water. HOLOSCENES is born from my concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century. Sited in public space, HOLOSCENES features a totemic aquarium-like sculpture inhabited by a rotating series of performers carrying out an everyday human behavior gathered from video submissions from around the world. Filled and drained by a custom-designed hydraulic system, the aquariums flood with up to twelve tons of water a minute, transforming the movements of the performers within. We’re using the aquarium of HOLOSCENES to weave the unraveling story of water — the rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods and droughts — into the patterns of the everyday. The ebb and flow of water and resulting transfiguration of human behavior offers an elemental portrait of our collective myopia, persistence, and, for better or worse, adaptation. ~ Lars Jan, October 2014 BACKGROUND Civilization has evolved primarily within the geologic epoch of the Holocene, the period since the last ice age approximately twelve thousand years ago. However, there is debate as to whether we have already entered the Anthropocene — an epoch initiated by the industrial revolution and characterized by man’s impact on the earth over these dozen decades at a scale previously measured only in the thousands of years. The projected rise of sea level is central to this dramatic shift in the biosphere, foreshadowed by receding glaciers, melting polar ice caps, and the countless catastrophic floods of recent memory. The development of HOLOSCENES has been informed by a broad spectrum of issues critical to a consideration of climate change, including those surrounding water; climate data, paleontology, and modeling; and the social and cognitive evolution of human capacities for decision-making, long-term thinking, and empathy. SUPPORT HOLOSCENES is co-commissioned by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. HOLOSCENES has received generous support from the Surdna Foundation, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The MAP Fund (a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Awesome Without Borders, the Panta Rhea Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and many individual donors. Additional research and critical residency support has been provided by Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Experimental Media Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (Troy, NY), and the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA (Los Angeles, CA). www.holoscen.es www.EarlyMorningOpera.com www.MappInternationalProductions.org

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          • HOLOSCENES

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            " HOLOSCENES is a suite of multi-format artworks that manifest states of drowning — both in water and the larger systems of our own devising — in order to directly connect the short-term, everyday behaviors of individuals to the long-term patterns driving global climate change. Holoscenes re-imagines historical antecedents of public spectacle and gathering, and simultaneously translates related streams of scientific investigation into a visual, visceral, and public address in urban communal space that challenges our personal and collective capacities for long-term thinking and empathy. " .............from Early Morning Opera's website http://earlymorningopera.com Filmed at Toronto's Nuit Blanche October 5, 2014 Music by Garry B; "The Phrasing Must Change". ....my apologies to Rumi

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            • MAPP Reel 2014

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              • HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Video Suite / 5 min. excerpt

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                HOLOSCENES is a suite of multi-format artworks inspired by flooding. The name of the project is a play on our current geological epoch, the Holocene. This video, part of the larger Quaternary Video Suite, was captured during our prototype residency for the project in July 2013 at The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC; Troy, NY). The full Quaternary Video Suite will be exhibited by the Pasadena Museum of California Art from January - May 2015. The HOLOSCENES performance will premiere its various iterations — performance, installation, photography, print — beginning in 2014 at Nuit Blanche (Toronto) and culminating in 2015 at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). More on the project at http://www.holoscen.es HOLOSCENES Created by Early Morning Opera (www.EarlyMorningOpera.com) Conceived + Directed by Lars Jan Produced by Mapp International Productions (http://www.mappinternational.org/artists/view/497/) Performed by Annie Saunders and Geoff Sobelle Choreographed by Geoff Sobelle Show Control + Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina Social Choreography by Blaine O'Neill Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald Project Management by Jenna Didier Residency + Production support provided by EMPAC Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. EMPAC.RPI.EDU HOLOSCENES has received support from a 2012 MAP Fund award, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Surdna Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Panta Rhea Foundation, Positive Feedback USA, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many individual donors.

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                • Lars Jan: Residencies In Depth

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                  Director, artist, and designer Lars Jan is working with the Early Morning Opera creative team, his genre-bending art lab, to affirm the vital function of live events in our increasingly mediated lives. HOLOSCENES explores states of drowning, in water, as well as in the larger systems of our own devising.  The team is engaged in technical development of video, data, and hydraulic pumps hardware and software design, followed by a four-week video shoot and post-production in an aquarium designed and built as part of the longer, large-scale performance installation HOLOSCENES. Lars Jan: Director Jenna Didier: Project Manager Check Kirivong: Hydraulics Designer Irina Kruzhilina: Costume Designer Chris Kuhl: Lighting Designer Pablo N. Molina: Data System Designer + Programmer Nathan Ruyle: Sound Designer Geoff Sobelle: Choreographer + Performer Peter Zuspan: Aquarium + Environment Designer

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                  • HUNTER / excerpts of a holo scene / from the ongoing project HOLOSCENES

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                    HOLOSCENES is a suite of multi-format artworks inspired by flooding. The name of the project is a play on our current geological epoch, the Holocene. This video was captured during our prototype residency for the project in July 2013 at The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC; Troy, NY). HOLOSCENES will premiere its various iterations — performance, installation, photography, print — beginning in 2014 at Nuit Blanche (Toronto) and culminating in 2015 at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). More on the project at http://www.holoscen.es HOLOSCENES Created by Early Morning Opera (www.EarlyMorningOpera.com) Conceived + Directed by Lars Jan Produced by Mapp International Productions (http://www.mappinternational.org/artists/view/497/) Performed + Choreographed by Geoff Sobelle Show Control + Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina Social Choreography by Blaine O'Neill Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald Project Management by Jenna Didier Residency + Production support provided by EMPAC Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. EMPAC.RPI.EDU Additional support from The MAP Fund, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Panta Rhea Foundation, Positive Feedback USA, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many individual donors.

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                    • ABAYA / excerpts of a holo scene / from the ongoing project HOLOSCENES

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                      HOLOSCENES is a suite of multi-format artworks inspired by flooding. The name of the project is a play on our current geological epoch, the Holocene. This video was captured during our prototype residency for the project in July 2013 at The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC; Troy, NY). HOLOSCENES will premiere its various iterations — performance, installation, photography, print — beginning in 2014 at Nuit Blanche (Toronto) and culminating in 2015 at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). More on the project at http://www.holoscen.es HOLOSCENES Created by Early Morning Opera (www.EarlyMorningOpera.com) Conceived + Directed by Lars Jan Produced by Mapp International Productions (http://www.mappinternational.org/artists/view/497/) Performed + Choreographed by Annie Saunders Choreography by Geoff Sobelle Show Control + Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina Social Choreography by Blaine O'Neill Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald Project Management by Jenna Didier Residency + Production support provided by EMPAC Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. EMPAC.RPI.EDU Additional support from The MAP Fund, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Panta Rhea Foundation, Positive Feedback USA, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many individual donors.

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