It’s almost here: the new MMMM performance! You don’t want to miss this and have only two chances! I am so grateful for my collaborators and I have learned so very much from all of them as they have helped me stretch my abilities at creative direction. Please come celebrate our efforts and join us May 5th and 6th. Free to all.
Mater Matrix Mother and Medium 2012 Performance,
May 5th and 6th
7pm at the Seattle Center
“Mandy Greer’s ongoing Mater Matrix Mother and Medium project premiers a new multi-media performance entitled “Saltus Chori Aevum”, all words in Latin that mean “passage” but in very different forms, from the passage of time, to a passage in music, to a passage in the landscape.
Led by the three female figures of the Moirai – the Spinner, the Allotter and the Unturnable – this experiential performance delves into how simultaneous and conflicting states of being function in collusion. Referencing the transformational ability of water to slip between three states, and the spectrum of impact water has on the human drama –from tranquility all the way to devastation– the performance will interweave rites of passage into an investigation of the sometimes-contradictory predicament of being both an individual and a member of a group.
You are invited to join the performance by choosing your “Fate”, by meeting a performer at one of three sites at the Seattle Center at 7pm –either the Kobe Bell, the Poetry Garden or the northwest corner of the Key Arena outside the building. You will be led in procession to the Dupen Fountain in the Alki Courtyard, to the site of Mandy Greer’s Mater Matrix Mother and Medium installation and a video-scape created by filmmaker Rodrigo Valenzuela.
Created in collaboration by Greer, choreographer/dancer Jessica Jobaris, performance artist/vocalist Saskia Delores, harpist/poet Monica Schley, dancer Andrea Ives and video artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. The performers, working together or apart, traverse the landscape, coaxing out the thin space between manual labor and contemplative practice. Small acts of menial work — washing, cleaning, caretaking, spinning, weaving — are revealed as thresholds to states of transformation, exploring the dual role of water in the mundane and the mystical.
Presented by The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Commissioned by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art. MMMM celebrates and interprets the splendor of Seattle’s urban watersheds and encourages stewardship, especially as it connects to SPU’s work. MMMM performance and installation is sponsored by the Seattle Center Foundation’s Next 50 program of events, during Sustainable Futures month. ”
Creative Direction, Installation, Costumes: Mandy Greer
Choreography: Jessica Jobaris
Vocals, Mixing, Co-production: Saskia Delores
Harp, Vocals, Arrangement: Monica Schley
Video, contributing sound design: Rodrigo Valenzuela
The Three Moirai: Jessica Jobaris, Saskia Delores, Monica Schley
The Two Supplicants: Andrea Ives and Mandy Greer
Where to meet to begin the Performance at the Seattle Center: Either The Kobe Bell, or The Poetry Garden or the northwest corner of the Key Arena.