opening night! / $45 / 7 pm / 21+ / BUY TICKETS HERE
Join us for a stunning kickoff to 9e2! 9e2 artists are filling King Street Station with over 20,000 square feet of installations, immersion rooms, painting, sculpture, and performance that will investigate biotech, ecology, dark matter, neuroscience, perception, surveillance and more. Our first evening’s performances explore human and machine motion and the human interface with the technical and scientific:
Mary Sherman: Eri, After Dark
Mary Sherman is an artist whose works push “the definition of traditional painting into the 3-d and kinetic realm, with work that swings, slides and otherwise responds to viewers.” (The Boston Phoenix) She’ll be in town from Boston, presenting 9e2 with a special performative gift to start off the evening.
Dayna Hanson: 28 problems (preview)
Choreographer & filmmaker Dayna Hanson will present a preview of 28 problems, her newest dance piece that will be coming to Base, Hanson’s new studio in Georgetown, as part of 9e2. 28 problems transcodes found content from one language – mathematics, into another language – dance. Hanson created the piece from calculus problems found on a discarded piece of scratch paper, creating a highly patterned, formal dance that recalls postmodern dance experiments of the 1970s.
Coleman Pester & //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY: PYLON II
Choreographer Coleman Pester and //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY debuts PYLON II, the next iteration of PYLON (which debuted at the Olympic Sculpture Park earlier this year), with collaborators Ari Chivukula (programmer), Monika Khot (sound design), and Alex Boeschenstein (video projection/visuals).
PYLON II incorporates live surveillance feeds to explore questions of observation and consent. Audiences for PYLON II will enter into an immersive environment featuring a cast of five dancers engaged in highly physical choreographed movement, a live sound score, and a complex surveillance system which is simultaneously recording and projecting visual information coming from cameras throughout the space.
Opening night also features a special appearance of Ginny Ruffner and Grant Kirkpatrick’s augmented reality project “Poetic Hybrids” – a series holographic sculptures that are altered with audience input. DJ Rob Z will be digging deep into his eclectic collection and bringing us back to the future on a 60s “portable” record player for your end of the night dancing pleasure!
Accessibility at King Street Station: We are committed to welcoming everyone to 9e2! King Street Station is wheelchair accessible; take the elevator up to the third floor during open hours. If you require special accommodations to access the exhibit or the performances, please contact us at contact9e2seattle at gmail dot com in advance of your visit.