CamLab, a collaborative project between Anna Mayer and Jemima Wyman, will start things off with a durational performance using a soft relational object in one of the bedroom's at Summercamp. All of their activities and investigations to forge intimacy "Under the Blanket" will be seen via a live feed on a monitor downstairs in Goatspace.
CamLab’s investment in the body is supplemented by an investigation into the interrelatedness of language and embodiment. Some performances use language exclusively while others depend on non-verbal exchanges. CamLab believes that a contemporary politics of pleasure must acknowledge the contiguity of language and body in facilitating the spectrum of experience between alterity and intimacy.
Likewise, Maya Gurantz deals with social issues by working in video, performance, theater, installation and community-generated projects. Gurantz’s work uses rigorously physical and playful theatricality to expose the dark histories and painful contradictions embedded in performances of power.
To end the evening, Liza Wade Green's HILL HOUSE MINE is a dance/theatre work created specifically for the midcentury modern home that hosts Summercamp’s ProjectProject. Part haunted house, part live installation, HILL HOUSE MINE takes the audience on a journey through five rooms and the backyard of the residence and explores a world where the fantasies of childhood become truth and the realities of loss are buried. The story follows a family coping with two tragic deaths. As the audience travels through the house they meet different family members and piece together a puzzle of death, dance, memory, and time.
The site-specific work is written and choreographed by Brooklyn-based theatre artist Liza Wade Green in collaboration with six performers from New York and Los Angeles. The performers use movement and text to bring the characters to life as they connect to the house’s architectural details. Hidden passageways, plastic-covered furniture, an expansive sloping yard, and a claw foot tub all add to the eerie backdrop for this interactive experience. Brick and mortar give way to the home’s memories and dreams, while the performers awaken its ghosts and rumors – all giving voice to a family in transition.
Because the the audience travels through the house Hill House Mine starts promptly at 8:45.