As the closing event for this summer’s ARTSPARKS (site-specific art in center city parks) programming and in collaboration with DXARTS (The Center for the Digital Arts and Experimental Media), Michael McCrea, Tivon Rice and Nicolás Varchausky present:
A Continuity of Parks, a two-hour live performance at dusk integrating sounds, echoes and images of Occidental Park with real-time audio and video. As in Cortazar’s short story, the audience is led from the perspective of a peripheral observer to becoming enmeshed in a process of perpetual observation, self-reflection and re-interpretation. Passersby become performers and the city becomes the stage of an evolving memory system with traces of its peripatetic imagination gathered and re-presented throughout the course of the evening.
Operating from a portable workstation located centrally in the park, the artists conduct live cameras ad audio-feedback within a network of speakers, microphones and large- scale video projection to create an experience of pure light, color, movement and sound.
In collaboration with Michael McCrea and Tivon Rice.
Occidental Park, October 7th, 2010.