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ANDROIDS IN THE TOWER

July 16 @ 8:00 pm - July 17 @ 10:00 pm PDT

Free
Cradled in plastic cocoon, a person is suspended upright, slumped onto their knees, naked and vulnerable like a fetus in the womb.

ANDROIDS IN THE TOWER
is a PATER_CIDA performance and multimedia mythos


moons break orbits
engineered, yet illegitimate displays
terraforming legacy
assumption denied
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

performance
video
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clothing

“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.”

Excerpt Of
“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

androidsinthetower.com
@androidsinthetower

Details

Start:
July 16 @ 8:00 pm PDT
End:
July 17 @ 10:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
Diversity
BIPOC-curated, BIPOC artist(s), LGBTQIA+ curated, LGBTQIA+ artist(s)
Event Type
Visual Art, Performance Art, Sound Art, Public Art
Visitor Info
By Appointment

Venue

performance works northwest
4625 SE 67th Ave
portland, OR 97206 United States
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