Location: Astor Place
Dates: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Sunday, October 4, 2020
HERE and LEIMAY present Correspondences
supported by The Village Alliance, 51 Astor Place, and Café Royal Cultural Foundation
With Correspondences, multidisciplinary artist duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya offer multiple entry points for spectators to engage with questions of being, interdependence, and coexistence. The human body (performer and observer), machines, natural elements, and the urban square mingle in an entangled poetic microcosm while opening inquiries into animate life and environmental ethics. In the inaugural presentation of this multi-borough project, audiences can safely engage in Manhattan’s Astor Place installation over conversation, and bear witness to daily activation periods performed by members of the LEIMAY Ensemble.
Single bodies are enclosed inside transparent chambers partially filled with sand. Bodies are donned with gas masks as they try, time and again, to rise to standing. At intervals, machines attached to the chambers trigger a blast of sand causing the performers to lose their footing, sinking them back down into the ground. This seemingly perpetual eruption repeats throughout daily performance activation periods of Correspondences, both with and without performers.
Installation activation periods with performers: No ticket or RSVP is required.
Thursday 10/1: 8 pm
Friday 10/2: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Saturday 10/3: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sunday 10/4: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm