Experience Your Ocean, My Ocean (YOMO)
Feb 6, 7 & 8, 2019 • 8:00 pm
Feb 9, 2019 • 2:00 & 8:00 pm
Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)
Contemporary Arts Center
University of California, Irvine
Admission is free with reservation
YOMO/Intermedia is an experimental dance, music, media and visual art project concerned with oceans and coastlines, speaking to environmentalism, climate justice and community engagement. An 80-minute performance features dancers and musicians onstage, with a larger virtual cast appearing in video projections, integrated with footage of ocean and coastal locations and fragments of animated films, all evoking aspects of natural beauty and environmental degradation. The animated films also are presented in their entirety in a multi-channel video installation. Following the February 2019 premiere in UC Irvine’s Contemporary Arts Center, the project will be presented at Brown University’s Granoff Center in April 2019.
Your Ocean, My Ocean (YOMO) is an ongoing art and technology project bringing together a transdisciplinary group of artists and designers to create a series of experimental performances and exhibitions responding to the natural beauty of oceans and coastlines, as well as to detrimental human impacts on ocean ecosystems. We see that inattention to crucial values combined with unquestioning acceptance of decisions based upon rational thought can create an unhealthy dependence on ill-considered technological “solutions.” In this context, YOMO uses aspects of the human-ocean relationship to demonstrate and illuminate ways in which the human desire to transform our environment is unleashing destructive forces that endanger the world and everything in it, including ourselves.
Institute for 21st Century Creativity
Opus Foundation & Stacey Nicholas
Rhode Island School of Design
Brown Arts Initiative
UCI Office of Research
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
More information at http://yomo.embodied.net