In This Light There is Silence Outdoor Installation Performance
Directed by Jesús López & Brandon Ray Animation & Design by Jesús López & Athziri Morales Associate Designer: Nita Mendoza Scored by Dimitri Soto Technical Director: Merle DeWitt III Performers & Improvisational Movers: Daniella Ballester&Brandon Ray Featuring Music by Ernie Figueroa between performances Produced by K.B. Theatre Company,MOON | COLLECTIVE, Segerstrom Center for the Arts & the UCI Beall Center for the Arts
February 23rd, 7:00pm-10:00pm (6 consecutive, 22min. performances) Segerstrom Center for the Arts Plaza, Santa Ana, CA
I exist as a multitude of shadows and lights At constant war with time and space Inconsistent | unsatisfied, Eternal
In This Light There is Silence was an outdoors installation performance. A physical & conceptual space tangibly confined by both shadow & light, a space known as fear.
The performance was made up of different elements that shared the same space & interacted with each other synchronously in front of an audience. Our message, design, musicality & poetry were created in the span of 2 months prior to the event, yet the performances themselves consisted of free creative instinct and improvisational movement between the two performers, as they each owned different understandings yet the same confinements.
Digital animations shifted throughout the night on the "upstage wall" accompanied by music, together they dictated the mood of each moment. The performer known as "RED" had the freedom to enter and exit the performance space only through two openings on the "upstage wall". The individual known as "---", without sharing their goal, sought to understand why they found themselves stuck in this space, stuck in this state of mind, paralyzed by fears unknown.
The end of each performance concluded with a realization, "---" now able to exit this space.