Together () Apart
Vancouver, British Columbia
Fabric Installation for Live Performance
A performance experience for an audience of one.
"Together ( ) Apart is an intimate performance installation focused on borders. Composed of a series of live one-on-one encounters, each audience member is invited to share space with each performer. Together ( ) Apart examines our relationships to borders as a space of hybridity where differences meet, simultaneously dividing and connecting us and our environment. Exploring the edge of balance, the boundary of the flesh, empathy, territory, presence and absence, each poetic interaction is an attempt to explore physical, social and political aspects of borders. How do we construct our mutable identities? How far does the air we exhale travel? How permeable is the boundary of our flesh? How far can we stretch our perception of space? Do we feel closer to each other when we are together or apart? What lives in the space in-between us? The format of one-on-one performances offers “a unique connection with an-other, the ‘foreign body’ marked by an invitation to respond.“ It offers a precious opportunity to bridge beyond borders, to embrace the edge and to meet-in-difference." – Isabelle Kirouac
euoi was invited by Isabelle Kirouac to be a part of the design and production team, responsible for designing the spatial environment and fabric installations for this four hour performance.
artistic director | Isabelle Kirouac
performers | Ashley Whitehead, Emma Garrod,
Emmalena Fredriksson, Hailey McCloskey, Kat Single-Dain, Michael Undem, Willoughby Arevalo, Leslie Castellano
music/instrument design | Willoughby Arevalo
spatial Installation design | euoi studio
lighting design | Kyla Gardener
supervisors | Rob Kitsos, Steven Hill