12-6 pm: 9e2 open hours at King Street Station
$10 (no pre-sale; pay at the door) or free with purchase of evening admission
happy hour 5 pm, performances 8 pm / all ages / $10 / King Street Station / BUY TICKETS HERE
5 pm: Newton Harrison and Janeil Engelstad, The Time of the Force Majeure happy hour conversation
Eco-art pioneer Newton Harrison and artist and curator Janeil Engelstad in a special happy hour conversation. Harrison (who works collaboratively with Helen Mayer Harrison) has worked in support of ecosystems and community development for decades. Harrison and Engelstad will talk about their work and how it relates to The Force Majeure – the pressure that global warming and industrial processes places on all of our planetary systems. The Harrisons are currently working with Engelstad on a massive, 100+ year international project to preserve the water, habitat and species of the Tibetan Plateau, the largest source of ground water in the world.
8 pm: DXArts: Hemispheres (2016)
Juan Pampin, neuroscientists Eberhard Fetz and Thomas Deuel, and other UW DXArts faculty use 3D sound technology to produce an immersive sound hemisphere sculpted by brain activity. A dome of speakers creates an immersive hemisphere of sound, which is then used as a mapping surface for live EEG data coming from the brain of a performer. The hemispherical distribution of the speakers will mirror the one of the EEG electrodes placed over the performer’s brain and the live EEG data will be used to generate sound projected from different areas of the space. In this way, the audience will experience the modulation of the acoustics of King Street Station through the brain of the performer, whose auditory system will be stimulated with sounds coming from the site itself, creating a sensory feedback loop.
Gresham Lancaster, Tim Perkis, Andrew Blanton, Gagan Wig, Roger Malina: Data Stethoscope for the Brain Connectome
Astrophysicist Roger Malina, neuroscientist Gagan Wig, and artists and composers Scot Gresham Lancaster, Tim Perkis, and Andrew Blanton create a sound piece using specially designed electroacoustic instruments and an interactive 3D video-gaming tool. This performance is based on a “data stethoscope” approach to converting data into sound, in order to “listen” to the complex networks derived from fMRI scans. The stethoscope in this case will not be used by neuroscientists, but rather by the performers.
The performance takes its inspiration from Reunion (1968), a piece proposed by John Cage with a special chess board designed and built by Lowell Cross.
8 pm: Dayna Hanson with Jim Fletcher: 28 problems
BASE Studios: 6520 5th Ave S #112, Seattle, WA 98108
$20 / BUY TICKETS HERE
The premiere of choreographer Dayna Hanson’s 28 problems, performed in collaboration with beloved New York-based experimental theater actor Jim Fletcher; also featuring Madison Haines and Julia Sloane.
28 problems transcodes the language of mathematics into the language of dance. Inspired by a set of calculus problems found on a discarded piece of scratch paper, Hanson created a vocabulary of dance “symbols” and movement phrases that corresponded as closely as possible to the equations. 28 problems expresses Hanson’s interest in divides between people (those who understand math and those who don’t; those whose religious beliefs and cultures differ) and also in gestures aimed at narrowing those divides.
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.