THE ART OF CONCEPT AND FORM. THE ART OF MOVEMENT AND STILLNESS. THE ART OF SOUND AND NOISE. 


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<breathe>>

            is a contemporary movement piece that is rooted in how nature takes us to the realm of the transcendental. How nature itself is an arsenal of sound, and makes us question the sacred and the secular. Dancers Isolde Edminster-Genet, Allison Knuth, Samantha McKinney, Hanna Moreno, and Lauren Renteria move as one life form to articulate the experience of bliss through movement. How does a mover wear sound? How do I transport the audience to the otherworldly and discover personal blissfulness through the interpretation of my individual experience? These were reoccurring questions that led to the understanding that in order to have to opportunity of bliss and contentment, one needed to come from discord.  

Utilizing an organic arsenal of sound, inhales, exhales, snaps, cracks, scrapes, and ticks, were collected through movement improvisation by Myers. Then stretched, manipulated, reversed to create a field of distain which then understand and transition into waves of serenity - an escape. The luring and meditative orchestration of natural sounds from sound artist Karima Walker, the sound collaboration of Myers and Walker gives a framework to the movement and art. An atmospheric art installation, <<insufflate>>, immersed the audience in an ethereal cloudscape.


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1.48.116 is a physical embodiment of the divide surrounding LGBTQ matters, specifically with relational and religious concerns. The stimulus behind these works are of Myers personal experience and thought  processes. Working in a reduction of material form, his two-dimensional work parallels a recent reduction of his faith,  simplifying to understand the foundations of material and belief. Embroidered with the tension and religious apologetics, Myers gages a critical look into balancing the true nature of one's dogma with an established belief system. Accompanying the two-dimensional work are installations of found objects and elements removed from his parent’s home obstructing the gallery space.

 
 

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