A multi-media performance work inspired by the respective childhood immigration experiences of the artists Marina Kelly and Kate Hewson. Music composition by Brian Daly.
The performance integrated aerial performance with gestural movement phrases performed on suspended chairs and backed by a sound work with loose/ poetic narrative threads. Suspended objects and video projection combined with the live movement and sound score to create a theatrical spectacle in the corner of the soon to be transformed Ironworks Building on Waubesa Street in Madison, Wisconsin.
Resident.Alien. was shared as part of UW-Madison's TRANS conference and exhibit in October, 2006 (read more about the TRANS conference here). Video documentation of the work was featured at the Out of Timespace Exhibit (San Francisco Art Institute, November 2007). Video documentation of the live performance of Resident.Alien. by Jason Bahling