Last summer, while Artists-in-Residence at Center on Contemporary Art, we shot 40 consecutive nights, producing more than 28,000 still photos, which we then sorted through and edited together to make our stop-motion dance film/music video, “Patience, Atlas.”
For the first stage of the “Patience, Atlas” premiere, we collaborated with Magnolia Woodworks to build a custom viewing station that displays the video in a sculpture of exotic wood. The viewing station was hosted as a pop-up installation at a wide range of venues throughout Seattle during April and May 2017 including The Vera Project, SIFF Film Center, Northwest Film Forum, and Georgetown Records/Fantagraphics Books.
We are always endeavoring towards new audiences and getting a chance to display our video in locations where we would not normally exist brings us up close and personal with a brand new crowd. This style of presenting is one of our favorites because we get to reel in passersby and viewers who aren’t necessarily seeking out art experiences. There is nothing more satisfying than someone who has never seen a dance film before becoming an instant fan and calling their friends over to watch too!