DENIAL, 2019

Performed live in 2019 at Resonant Frequencies (West Oakland, CA), 3 days after Southern California’s strongest earthquake in 20 years (magnitude 6.4, Mojave Desert), DENIAL features disaster researcher Mika McKinnon acknowledging
the patterns of humanity’s interdependence with earth systems while marveling at its repudiation. The use of feedback in both its visual sound components, DENIAL refers to feedback loops between human behavior and natural systems, at the global scale: as planet warms beget more fires, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere contributing to more fires.

  • Expanded cinema performance
  • Allison Leigh Holt: videosculptures, smoke, live camera; Kit Young: live video synthesis; Dorien Gunnels: live sound; Bill Wiatroski: feedback samples