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November 21, 2009, 6:30 pm
Steven Vega’s film Harbor combines costume design, dance, video, and music to create echoes of a surreal world. Set within a seamless black space, Harbor focuses on various combinations of light and texture. It presents a dialogue between characters through dance. It highlights the subtle fluctuations of a conductor along with a musical score. Sheep’s wool is used to cover the body, face, and hands of the players, and braids link bodies to each other. Ultimately, Harbor explores Vega’s underlying belief that film allows a moment of extreme intimacy for the viewer. This screening will be accompanied by a live musical performance.
Steven Vega and co-collaborator, Brian Gonzalez—both 2009 graduates of the School of Visual Arts—assembled an ensemble team to complete this project. With a background in Butoh dance, Eseohe Arhebamen, poet, dancer/choreographer, mixed-media artist, musician, and performance artist is the choreographer. Vega currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Vega was also one of the artists who created a performance for Watermill’s 2009 INFERNO Watermill Summer Benefit.
Please note: Artist-in-Resident Sarah Ortmeyer and Alexis Kunsak will also be presenting KANT ELEGANT on Saturday, November 21st at 4:00PM. RSVP separately to sarahortmeyer.eventbrite.com. Please RSVP separately atsarahortmeyer.eventbrite.com.
This free workshop/work-in-progress presentation is part of the Watermill Center’s Fall 2009 Artist-in-Residence program.