...explores themes of systematic fear and control placed on human bodies operating within a quagmire of technological systems essential to modern society (i.e. surveillance, the internet, architectural design).
60 mins //Premiered October 21st, 2016 at King Street Station (SEATTLE)
Direction + Choreography >> Colemxn Pester
Performed by >> David Rue, Jenna Eady, Cheryl Delostrinos, Lorraine Lau, and Randy Ford
Company Apprentice >> Rachael Mauney
Production Management >> Marlys Yvonne
Sound Design >> Monika Khot
Live Video Installation >> Alex Boeschenstein
Technical Design >> Ari Chivukula
Lighting Design >> Kenrick Fischer
Set Technician >> Timothy Firth
Wardrobe Styling >> Jessa Carter
Documentation Filming >> Joe Lambert
//Commissioned by 9e2 and partial funding support from Case Van Rij. Creation of the sound design for PYLON II was supported through an Artist Support Program Residency at Jack Straw Cultural Center
PYLON II incorporates live surveillance feeds to explore questions of observation and consent. Audiences for PYLON II enter into an immersive environment featuring, a cast of five dancers engaged in highly physical choreographed movement, a live sound score, and a complex surveillance system which is simultaneously recording and projecting visual information coming from cameras throughout the space.