About this Event
Artist Talkback & Tour of CUT, CRUSH, DECAY: a Mixed Reality Dance Installation
Join us for an immersive experience! This unique event offers a rare opportunity to engage with the talented creatives behind this collaborative artwork and process, watch a behind the scenes short film, and be guided through the mixed reality artwork.
The short film will start the show, uncovering the 10 month project process - from student and faculty discussions and performances, to motion capture at artist studios, augmented reality and coding of the digital data, to laser cutting and growing custom mycelium molds.
During the artist talkback, you'll have the chance to interact with the creative minds behind this innovative project, including Cornish faculty, Future Arts team and artists. Gain insights into their inspiration, creative process, and the challenges they faced in bringing this mixed reality experience to life.
Special Performance of Cornish dance student Daezhane Day and artist Joshua Borseman.
Following the performance, embark on a guided tour of the installation, where you'll witness the fusion of dance and mixed reality technology unfold before your eyes. Marvel at the seamless integration of virtual and physical worlds, as the performers transport you to a realm where boundaries dissolve. ASL and Image translation accessibility services will be provided.
About the collaboration
Working across disciplines of dance, mixed reality and sculpture design, Future Arts has designed a large-scale, interactive installation, visible from the Lenora side of the Ivey on Boren building. Multiple tools, such as augmented reality (AR), AI-driven motion capture, and mycelium are used to intertwine and expand creative interaction through this public art mural.
The installation is titled Cut, Crush, Decay to symbolize three Cornish College sculpture and dance student collaborations, supported by Cornish Faculty Charlotte Boye-Christensen and Kevin Goodrich. Each student collaboration is integrated into the final work designed by Future Arts collaborators Sabin Timalsena and Joshua Borsman.
Future Arts expresses special thanks to its tech and product partners Move.ai, Grow.Bio, and 8th Wall.
About Future Arts
Future Arts is a team of womxn cultivating cross-pollination between technology, nature, and the arts to create more inclusive communities through immersive experiences that challenge known structures. A registered 501c3 nonprofit.
Cornish+ is a new community school within Cornish College offering over 50 studio-based classes, youth programs, student performances, and interdisciplinary community partnerships. Cornish+ represents the reopening of Cornish's doors to the public, offering new opportunities for learning, engagement, and collaboration with the College.
About Cornish College of the Arts
Cornish is known for its interdisciplinary approach for arts education. Nellie Cornish, the founder of Cornish College of the Arts, was passionate about interdisciplinary education because she believed that the arts should be integrated into every aspect of learning, and that artists should be well-rounded individuals who could collaborate with people from different disciplines.
Cornish believed that a strong foundation in the arts, including music, dance, theater, and visual arts, would provide students with a unique perspective on the world and help them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. She also recognized that the arts were closely connected to other fields, such as science, technology, and business, and that interdisciplinary education could help students to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the world.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Cornish College of the Arts - Raisbeck Performance Hall, Boren Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA, United States