What happens to interaction when gesture and context are removed by distance? Han-earl Park and Carina Khorkhordina each perform their compositions for solo improviser and video projection. Building on their work developed before (and during) ‘all-our-lockdowns,’ SPLICE is a playful, noisy exploration of the oblique fictions of here and now, and then and there.
Some of you know of my travels in audio-visual compositions that started, in part, as a response to lockdowns and isolation, but ended up becoming broader explorations of ambiguity, and the possibilities of drama and narrative in tension with the improvisative. SPLICE will be the first on-stage, in-person performance-presentation of this work.
It’s an unusual situation for me, as an improviser, whose work depends on a certain kind of immediacy of response—of audience feedback—to present a work for the first time ‘for real’ after having lived with it for this long. ‘Nervously excited’ doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling. Please, please join me next week on this moment of discovery.