September 23 - November 14, 2020
An online presentation of The Tender Interval by Sara Dittrich. More information can be found here.
To register for the artist talk featuring Yue Nakayama and Sara Dittrich, go here.
“Sara Dittrich’s The Tender Interval creates a meditative experience that encourages the audience to slow down, engage in sensory perception, and find poetic refuge in moments of crisis. This newly commissioned series of multi-sensory experiences uses the body’s circulatory system as a means of fielding questions about close listening and ecological healing. Through her work, Dittrich engages in repetitive gestures, video, and sculpture to focus on the body’s circadian rhythms using biosensors as performative objects to track heartbeats and footsteps. The Tender Interval offers participants (and viewers) an opportunity to slow down and meditate on how the pace of our bodies’ physical processes are often determined by our surroundings.
This virtual project builds on Dittrich’s past works Turn of the Tide (2019) and Going/Staying (2014) in which she uses interactive bio-sensors to record everyday rhythms of life. The Tender Interval features two different durational performances designed and choreographed by Dittrich, with opportunities for viewers to activate the works online in real-time through coded Twitch Chat commands.
All activities will air through live streaming via Twitch.tv. on Sara Dittrich Twitch.TV Channel. Performances will run from September 23 – November 14, 2020 (see the schedule listed to the right; live performances will be recorded and archived for later viewing).
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sara Dittrich is an interdisciplinary sculpture artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. She creates introspective environments that spark empathy and connectedness through the use of musical performance, video, and interactive electronic technologies. Dittrich has exhibited her work at notable venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art; Washington Project for the Arts, DC; and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. Selected residencies include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE; Sculpture Space, Utica, NY; and the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014.”
Artist talk: September 30, 2020 | 6:30–7:30 pm
With Sara Dittrich & Yue Nakayama
3400 Main Street, Suite 292
Houston, 77002 TX
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