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DANIEL ARSHAM AT THE ARSHT CENTER

 

We have posted recently about Miami native Daniel Arsham and his proposal for a public installation at the new Marlins Stadium. Catch some his work live this weekend as part of the set design for a performance piece at the Arsht Center. Not the first time he has collaborated with other art forms and designed sets. Check this one out from last year that is reminiscent of an after match from an avalanche. Bravo Daniel!

avalanche inside theather

(VIA-KNIGHT ARTS)Here in Miami, a performance/dance collaborative piece from Arsham and former Merce Cunningham dancer and media artist Jonah Bokaer will take over the stage at the Carnival Studio Theater of the Arsht Center ( a Knight grant recipient) this weekend for “Why Patterns & RECESS.” These two produced an earlier work last year at the Arsht and at MOCA, called “Replica,” for which most people thought the sets, from Arsham, were the true stars of the show.

So it may be with “Why Patterns” as well, although instead of deconstructing walls, the set-action will be instigated by a ping-pong ball. “The visual design emerges from a single ping-pong ball that is introduced into a frame on stage, initiating a series of choreographed games,” is how it is explained. “Unpredictable results trigger events that flood the stage with thousands of balls, which are manipulated by the movements of the dancers as the square frame is collapsed.”

“Why Patterns & RECESS” will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28; Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; arshtcenter.org.

via  Knight Arts.

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