June 15, 16, & 17 at 8pm
Federal Hall (Enter at 15 Pine Street)
This event is limited capacity and RSVPs are required. Please RSVP here.
About silent :: partner :
silent :: partner, set at Federal Hall, explores the ideas of collective memory and its relationships to monuments. In front of Federal Hall stands a bronze statue of George Washington, erected in 1882—the same year the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed. Through the piece, Wey ruminates on the immaterial parts of Federal Hall and the structure of memory itself. He ultimately creates an intangible monument, not made of stone or metal, but rather of movement, sound and language. “What decides(,) what remains, what remains silent?” wey asks. “As we pass through these walls that stood/stand/will stand before us, we occupy a space with silent partners. With them, we flow outward, not forward, and in hushed tones, speak volumes.”
Composer and sound designer: Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca
Lighting designer and production manager: Elliott Cennetoglu
Costume designer: Oana Botez
About enrico d. wey:
Wey is currently engaged in the plasticity of memory as it forms/reforms in recalled action, language, sensation, simultaneously burdened and emboldened by the space of forgetting.
silent :: partner was developed as part of LMCC's Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Duration: 60 minutes