ByDesign 2020 – VR Experiences & Video Art Gallery (FREE!)

Wed Mar 12 (Art Walk): 6.00-9.00pm
Wed Mar 18: 6.00-9.00pm
Thu Mar 19: 6.00-9.00pm
Fri Mar 20: 6.00-9.00pm
Sat Mar 21: 1.00-9.00pm
Sun Mar 22: 1.00-9.00pm

** Join us for free, looping programs of short VR and video art in the Forum lobby during ByDesign! **

VR Program

Rockhaven Creepers Trilogy

(Elizabeth Leister, US, 2018, 10 min)

Rockhaven Creepers Trilogy utilizes 360 video to bring the viewer into the space of the abandoned Rockhaven Sanitarium. Each room is inhabited by a dancer, a character, who embodies through movement the various “nervous disorders” associated with female health in the early 20th century. Inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written in 1892, director Elizabeth Leister reminds us of mistreatment in the past while inciting critical thinking about the present day.


designed by

(Edmund Talavera, US, 2019, 12 min)

The design of objects and spaces we use everyday impacts us. designed by visits the studios of three emerging female product designers for an intimate look at their process. The artists explore their experiences with the products they create as well as the experiences of those who use them. 


Video Art Gallery

Line

(Erin Cuevas & Luke Kraman, US, 2017, 5 min)

Twins dance with elastic bands that represent the tension, strength, connections, and divisions these sisters have built between one another over time. The sisters work together to construct their abstract notion of “home” both physically and mentally throughout their performance, building up a three dimensional drawing over time.

Co-Directors Erin Cuevas and Luke Kraman are committed to challenging the intersection of culture, digital behavior and architecture. Erin is an architect and founder of Project XYZ, a scenography production company composed of architects, dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers. She is also a co-founder of Curious Minds Los Angeles, an architecture firm which aims to produce fluid interaction between humans and their material and immaterial environments. Luke is an editor, director and photographer specializing in commercials, music videos and short form content.


Frame

(Erin Cuevas, US, 2017, 7 min)

Animated light projections begin by highlighting each individual dancer’s movements, and converge over time into a symphony of light volumes and choreography. The growing complexity in the projected frames echoes the synergy that builds.

Director Erin Cuevas is committed to challenging the intersection of culture, digital behavior and architecture. Erin is an architect and founder of Project XYZ, a scenography production company composed of architects, dancers, choreographers, and film-makers. She is also a co-founder of Curious Minds Los Angeles, an architecture firm which aims to produce fluid interaction between humans and their material and immaterial environments.


ECOS | Oda al Silencio

(Andres Arochi, Mexico, 2018, 4 min)

Mexican architect Luis Barragan’s Casa Estudio—a modernist house in Mexico City—hosts a body-bending dance troupe who twist and move through the geometric building’s colorful spaces and rooms. Through play and experiment, the dancers evoke the energy of the building; the vibrations and ambiances of each volume. This multidisciplinary piece blends architecture, cinema, performance and music to elicit the human experience within Barragan’s space.


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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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