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Saturday, May 20 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sanctuary - May 20, 2017

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Visceral, virtual, and meditative, Sanctuary is an interactive performance installation and an invitation for a ritual journey. Through the ancient motif of a labyrinth, audiences will witness and engage in invented mythologies and summoning practices. Sanctuary explores themes of self-care through the power of storytelling, authorship, virtual realities and performance.

The group's year long investigation of self-care is based on the idea of self preservation as an act of political resistance.  The artists draw from both personal and shared experiences to craft original stories that promote a space of reciprocity. Balancing technology's role in spirituality with the rawness of bodies in a communal sacred space, Sanctuary straddles the fine line between full immersion and self-reflection.  Performance becomes an act of survivance. As we invest in our collective imagination, we care for each other by validating the divine in us all.

Sanctuary was developed at Brooklyn College as a thesis project for the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA program. PIMA provides students with training, theoretical and technical knowledge, and practical experience in the conceptualization and production of collaborative, multi-disciplinary artworks.

Experts
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Paul Leopold

Multimedia Artist
Paul Leopold is a multimedia artist and producer. As co-director of art collective The Culture Whore, Paul is known for throwing concept driven warehouse raves such as OASIS, RIOT, DOWNLOAD & the Psychic Series. The Culture Whore is the 2015 & 2016 Brooklyn Nightlife Award winner... Read More →
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Wi-Moto Nyoka

Founder, Dusky Projects
Wi-Moto Nyoka is a performer and transmedia artist. Awards and honors include: Tanzhaus NRW Interdisciplinary Works artist in residence 2011, Puffin Foundation grant recipient 2012, the Bricks Comic Book Theater Festival 2014 selected librettist, Indie Boots Theater Festival Fina... Read More →
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Sadah Espii Proctor

Founder/Creative Director, Espii Studios
Sadah Espii Proctor is a dramaturg, performer, and sound & media designer. Fellowships and honors include: SH//FT Oculus Connect 3 Scholar (2016), NYU Virtual Reality Lab Fellow (Fall 2016), Creative Founder Lab Scholar (2016), Thoughtworks & NYU Tandon Art-A-Hack (2016) and featured artist at Creative Tech Week 2016, for her interactive art installation Graffiti Action. | | Dramaturgy includes: Spunk (New Perspectives Theatre Company, 2015), Daughters of the Bayou (Theater YinYin, 2015), and Project Unspeakable (Convergences Theatre Collective, 2014). Leads panels on Cyberpunk and Afrofuturism, most recently at... Read More →

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JACK

JACK is an OBIE-winning 50-seat performance venue founded in 2012 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn by theater-maker Alec Duffy and several co-founders. Our mission is to create radical access to the arts by presenting performance work that reflects the diversity of the city and by invol... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
JACK 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

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