an evening length, immersive dance + film experience seeking to explore the question - how do the perceptions of others construct our individual realities?
In collaboration with filmmaker Nik Fackler, Reality TBD premiered a new dance film entitled Waiting for Reality, alongside a live performance by tbd. dance collective. Through movement, film, original music by Graham Patrick Ulicny + interactive lighting elements, the artists transformed the shared space of KANEKO into an experience of shifting realities and collective consciousness - examining the line between audience and performer.
Premiered at KANEKO as the third performance within the MOVEMENT Series | September 21 + 22, 2018
an evening length, original dance performance exploring the presence and absence of light and the power it has to illuminate and absorb perceptions of feelings and reality. When experiencing light, the mind is often drawn to the visible, however there is an entire spectrum that we cannot see. Combining movement with the interactive visual art within the light exhibition, the dancers created an immersive experience that invited audience members to examine the purpose, balance, and existence of both light and darkness and the effect both have on more than just our sight.
Premiered at KANEKO as the second performance within the MOVEMENT Series | March 2 + 3, 2018
language for the living
a performance choreographed by Kat Fackler in conversation with the work of Chicago-based artist Caroline Kent during the opening reception for Disappearance of the Word, Appearance of the World at The Union for Contemporary Art.
language for the living explored the possibilities for communication within movement. Using their bodies as the medium, performers created a visual language through gesture, shape, pattern, and form in an attempt to transmit information and ideas beyond words.
an evening length, original dance performance exploring concepts of motion and form in relation to the human body as an individual, and as part of a greater entity. Combining visual art, sculpture, various tactile materials, lighting elements from the KINETIC exhibition, and a live sound score, the artists examine the nature of human connection and our kinetic relationship to one another within space.
Premiered at KANEKO as the first performance within the MOVEMENT Series, October 2017
As a part of KANEKO’S “Passion & Obsession: From the Collection” exhibition, tbd. dance collective created an original performance exploring the idea of movement as an intangible collection, able to be viewed, but only truly stored in the mind. Through lighting and sound, tbd. transformed the performance space into the mind of the artist consuming and recalling movement in an attempt to build an intangible collection.
Commissioned by KANEKO, April 2017