CANCELED: ByDesign 2020 – VR Experiences & Video Art Gallery (FREE!)
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! **
** Joy Dayaw–choreographer, and producer of Line and Frame and licensed architect–in attendance during Capitol Hill Art Walk! **
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.
(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.
Director: Francesco Carrozzini
The fashion industry is responsible for 20% of global wastewater and 10% of global carbon emissions. What’s more, fashion is often linked to human rights violations including dangerous work conditions, long hours, and instances of modern slavery.
X-Ray Fashion explores the darker side of the industry in an immersive, multisensory installation uncovering the hardships workers must endure and the environmental threats caused by the garment production process. From the cotton field to the dyeing vats that color local waterways, to the sewing sweatshops and landfills of discarded clothes, the journey will challenge the way you think about the clothes you wear and the choices you make.
Video Art Gallery
(Project XYZ, US, 2017, 7 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.
(Project XYZ, US, 2017, 5 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.
About Joy Dayaw
Joy Dayaw is a licensed architect in the Consumer Experiences Studio of MG2 and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California. She has worked on several restaurant projects along the Pacific coast creating branded environments that are tailored to the operational and aesthetic qualities of each client. Within the performative arts, Joy has performed with various dance groups including USC Repertory Dance Company and Evoke Dance Company. She is also slated to perform in this Seattle’s Tint Dance Festival scheduled to occur later this year. A lifetime of dance, combined with her architectural background, fuels Joy’s passion to explore the intersection of these two art forms through Project XYZ.