QUAKE is a new live performance that destigmatizes the topic of mental health and promotes community resilience within the Asian American community. The multidisciplinary project fuses new media, experimental performance, and alternative healing practices.
The performance occurs in an immersive, meditative environment created by new media artist Jeffrey Yip that replicates a form of sound therapy known as Vibroacoustic Therapy (VAT).
The week will include a new performance piece and sound installation created by Kat Gorospe Cole and Jeffrey Yip. Closing out the week is a series of offerings centered around alternative healing practices.
Funded by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, California Arts Council and Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation with additional support from ODC Theater and the Paul Dresher Ensemble’s D.E.A.R. program.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
KAT GOROSPE COLE (Director) invokes subtlety and spectacle through film, live performance and drag. Her works are informed by the intersections and chasms between Queerness, Asian American immigrant histories, and moving through this world with a physical deformity. She is co-founder of the performance company Detour alongside Eric Garcia. She is the recipient of a 2021 – 2022 California Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship and her short film MAYBE was awarded “Best Bay Area Director” at the Coven Film Festival. katcole.works
ROBIN “BIRDD” DAVID (Hat Designer) is a Filipinx American multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland, California. Birdd’s work utilizes play, make-belief, humor, and sci-fi as vehicles to investigate human trauma/development directly related to American culture, consumerism, and colonialism. Composed of physical and digital assets, Birdd’s work often includes performance, installation, textiles, sculpture, new media, internet sourced content, and projection mapping.
JEFFREY YIP (Media Designer) is an interdisciplinary artist of color based out of Oakland, producing installations and performances with an emphasis on using technology as a tool of creation. Interested in uniting the senses as an approach to building experiences, he often combines light, sound in physical and virtual spaces. Thematically his work revolves around exploring technology as a means to facilitate healing as a form of radical justice and often works collaboratively to help build more sustainable communities. In 2015, Jeffrey co-founded Macro Waves, an art collective and creative studio producing experiences that center social equity through conceptual art, new media, and design.
Header Image: Self portrait by Kat Gorospe Cole • Headshot of Jeffrey Yip by Robin Birdd