performace installation + immersive performance
And what is the purpose
of the pomegranate
if not to give ruby seeds;
it’s beauty being in sacrifice.
And how heartbreaking
when the jewels are rotted,
browned and withering,
having no hope of fruition.
Pomegranates are a symbol of prosperity, abundance, and fertility. Designed specifically for gallery or museum spaces, The Pomegranate Piece is a full installation and experience that compares efficiency and wastefulness, moderation and extravagance, composure and outrageousness through extreme juxtaposition.
Using movement, video art, an interactive soundscape, and immersive interactions with performers involving taste, scent, and sound the work engages all of the senses allowing for the audience to absorb the themes in a visceral way.
Premiere: RIKER Studio Brooklyn, New York, 2015.
Gibney Dance 2016
NARS Foundation 2016
HappyLucky No. 1 Gallery 2017
Selected for a DTI Residency at Gibney Dance, 2017.
The Pomegranate Piece
Production: AnA Collaborations
Choreography: Audrey Rachelle & Alex Jenkins
Sound Design: Jonah Rosenberg
Projection: Jason Riker
Performers: Jack Blackmon, Rosie DeAngelo, Sarah Fink, Allie Kronick, Alex Jenkins, Audrey Rachelle, Ellie Van Bever, Annie-Sage Whitehurst