Eyes of the skin

Premiere - Version I: Meany Studio Theater, University of Washington, Seattle 2011
Made possible, in part by the Petersen Endowed Fellowship

Re-imaginings: Version II: (Commissioned) Mimar Sinan Conservatory, Istanbul, Turkey 2011
Made possible by the Fulbright Specialist Roster grant

Version III: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2012
Partially funded by the Henry Art Gallery, and the Petersen Endowed Professorship

Version IV: Florida Dance Festival, Tampa Florida 2012 (repertory class

Choreography:  Jennifer Salk in collaboration with the dancers

Media (Wall) Design:  Maja Petric, PhD

Music:  Frederick Chopin, Tibetan Gong, Heroin, Paul Moore, Empire Penguins and icebergs breaching, as recorded by Douglas Quinn

Lighting:  Amiya Brown

This work is based on the book Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, by Juhani Pallasmaa and inspired by media and light artist, Maja Petric’s extraordinary work that explores the sublime. What is at once beautiful and decaying, soothing and deeply disturbing?