Objects, colors, sounds, and actions collide in unusual juxtapositions, creating simple but unexpectedly emotional constructions. Inspired by Josef Albers’s formal 1963 masterpiece of color theory, Interaction of Color, choreographer Susan Marshall, composer Jason Treuting and visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra are creating a curiously detailed and visually singular performance work. The three artists perform this work themselves, putting together gesture and movement, rhythm and music, light and color, making these elements shift continuously in scale, size, contrast and resonance.
This will be the first time that these artists are creating a work together, and represents a new mode of creation for them: they are equal partners in creating the work, and as a result the work also is not only about color, rhythm, and gesture, but also about the interaction of the artists in the creative process.
The process of creating this work will be as significant as the finished product, and so the collaborators are opening the doors to their creative process throughout the development of the work beginning in January 2015. In addition, this project will be workshopped outside of NYC: the project will be in residence at the American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD, with two work-in-progress showings, and in summer 2015, the project will be in residence at a location to be announced soon.
The work will have its New York City premiere at the Kitchen in June 2016, and will tour nationally in fall 2016.