PLAY WITH THE ABSURDITY OF SOCIAL CHOREOGRAPHY
Matchbox enters the digital sphere with Andersmith & Heidi Boisvert guiding you through collaborative art-making with strangers.
On Wednesday, May 27, embark on the absurdity of social choreography in human interaction. As we inch closer to re-entry, these collaborators will tie together play, a new gesture vocabulary, and the texture of the human voice to help sustain our social fabric.
In the absence of collective rituals, and the increased atomization of the individual, we will co-create shared survival mechanisms through everyday gestures to build collective effervescence.
About the Artists
Heidi Boisvert (PhD) is a new media artist, experience designer, creative technologist, researcher, and writer who creates groundbreaking games, web interactive, augmented reality and transmedia storytelling experiences for social change, as well as large-scale networked performances in dance and theatre using bio-expressive technology. www.heidiboisvert.com/
Andersmith is Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith. Dance and theatre and other, respectively. They make live performance that sits somewhere between, and outside of, dance and experimental theater. Their work deals with the quotidian and the extraordinary, the body and effort, and the blurred lines between what is real and what is absurd. www.andersmith.co/
Designed as public practicum labs, Matchbox pairs creative technologists with dancers and choreographers to spark critical investigations and seed cutting-edge works.
Matchbox creates an opportunity for these two creative communities to find places of overlapping values, and serves as a framework for a more collaborative urban arts ecology. The public is invited to join as project participants and viewers.
Matchbox is supported by the San Francisco Grants for the Arts’ Neighborhood Arts Collaborative.