12-6 pm: 9e2 open hours at King Street Station
$10 (no pre-sale; pay at the door) or free with purchase of evening admission
doors 7 pm / all ages / $10 / King Street Station / BUY TICKETS HERE
Synaptic Lexicon walk-through with curator Ellen Ziegler (7:30)
Ellen Ziegler, curator of Synaptic Lexicon, will lead a walk-through of this show-within-a-show. Synaptic Lexicon offers nine visual artists’ interpretations of newly emerging scientific principles – dark matter astrophysics, neuroscience, mathematics, and cultural biology. Artists Nola Avienne, Gala Bent Jazz Brown Romson Bustillo, Sue Danielson, Bradly Gunn, Timea Tihanyi, Ellen Ziegler and Susan Zoccola collaborated with dark matter researcher James V. Sloan, neuroscientists Thomas Deuel and Siddharth Ramakrishnan, developmental biologist Jason Berndt, and mathematicians Ken Brakke, Jadayev Athrea, and Henry Segerman.
Romson Regarde Bustillo and David Rue: The Biology of Culture: Cue Signaling (8:00)
Romson Regarde Bustillo and dancer David Rue present a performance in response to recent science in culture and biology (in particular how cultural values, practices and beliefs shape and are shaped by the mind, brain and genes), as well as the concept of signal transduction. Signal transduction (also known as cell signaling) is the transmission of molecular signals from a cell’s exterior to its interior. Signals must be transmitted by cell-surface receptors into the cell to ensure an appropriate response to a stimulus. Part of the Synaptic Lexicon projects curated by Ellen Zeigler.
Coleman Pester and //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY: PYLON II
The premiere of PYLON II, choreographed by Coleman Pester //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY, with collaborators Ari Chivukula (programmer), Monika Khot (sound design), and Alex Boeschenstein (video projection/visuals).
PYLON II incorporates live surveillance feeds to explore questions of observation and consent. Audiences for PYLON II will enter into an immersive environment featuring a cast of five dancers engaged in highly physical choreographed movement, a live sound score, and a complex surveillance system which is simultaneously recording and projecting visual information coming from cameras throughout the space. Through a developmental arch, the work explores themes of systematic fear and control placed on human bodies operating within a quagmire of technological systems essential to modern society (i.e. surveillance, the internet, architectural design).
Dayna Hanson, 28 Problems
8 pm / Base Studios, 6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 / $20 / BUY TICKETS HERE
The premiere of choreographer Dayna Hanson’s 28 problems, performed in collaboration with beloved New York-based experimental theater actor Jim Fletcher; also featuring Madison Haines and Julia Sloane.
28 problems transcodes the language of mathematics into the language of dance. Inspired by a set of calculus problems found on a discarded piece of scratch paper, Hanson created a vocabulary of dance “symbols” and movement phrases that corresponded as closely as possible to the equations. 28 problems expresses Hanson’s interest in divides between people (those who understand math and those who don’t; those whose religious beliefs and cultures differ) and also in gestures aimed at narrowing those divides.
Accessibility at King Street Station: We are committed to welcoming everyone to 9e2! King Street Station is wheelchair accessible; take the elevator up to the third floor during open hours. If you require special accommodations to access the exhibit or the performances, please contact us at contact9e2seattle at gmail dot com in advance of your visit.