ANDROIDS IN THE TOWER
is a PATER_CIDA performance and multimedia mythos
moons break orbits
engineered, yet illegitimate displays
heat death of the universe
soon we’ll all be ——–
JULY 16th 800pm
JULY 17th 800pm
a live performance at PERFORMANCE WORKS NORTHWEST
4625 SE 67th Ave, Portland, OR 97206
“A stunning hybrid of choreography, dramatic tension, and critical theory, Androids In the Tower begins as many things do: in a dark space of unsettling quiet. Save a sliver of light originating from the ceiling, one is forced to adjust to this redacted reality, where the edges of visual understanding are obscured and made unavailable. Only upon acquiescence to this new absence can one reconcile the amorphous figure encased within a slightly translucent plastic cylinder in the center. What follows is a slow-burning dance of languid, muffled, and purposeful movement. The figure increasingly begins to take shape; to define itself as an entity struggling within its synthetic skin. Its movements come in rolling waves, growing louder and more pronounced, with a stifled but ever-growing urgency.
You are born into loss, cradled by its sharpness from inception. It cuts you down, plucks you from the safety of humanness to mold you into something else, something more useful and less confusing for them. Something they can look at without seeing their own terrors. You know who you are, what you are but…no matter. This knowing only hurts you more. Better to pretend and fit yourself into their skin. Blend. Look. Take short breaths. Don’t move too much.”
“DEATH AND ALL THEIR BEDFELLOWS: ANDROIDS IN THE TOWER Offers a Compelling Alternative to Hope in the Absence of Survival“
by MELANIE STEVENS
ANDROIDS IN THE TOWER is a Regional Arts & Culture Council funded project and crafted at ALEMBIC residency.
by maximiliano & ft. Onyx Andra