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Inter Terrestrial

Details

Categories: Interdisciplinary, Theater, Immersive

Dates: September 30, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: THE INTERNET (Digital Shows)

Overview

Where does humanity belong in the hierarchy of the natural world. Are we a virus or is that some nonsense. Die-Cast will spend three weeks in residency at a 450-acre state park to create a site-specific installation. Fringe visitors can explore the physically dynamic performances and visual installation through a digital immersive experience.

 Die-Cast has been commissioned by Ipark to create a new work. 

I-Park is both an open-air and a closed-studio laboratory for individual creative pursuits in the fields of music composition/sound art, the visual arts, architecture, moving image, creative writing and landscape/ garden/ ecological design. From insights developed in the laboratory setting, it also develops and sponsors specially-themed cross-disciplinary projects of cultural significance – and brings these discoveries to light in the public domain.

I-Park supports these individual and collaborative investigations through its international artists-in-residence program, the aesthetic engagement of its natural and built environments and with on-site exhibitions, performances and collegial exchanges.

Since its founding in 2001, I-Park has sponsored almost a thousand fully-funded artists’ residencies.

Fringe visitors will be able explore aspects of the work remotely and digitally.

Die-Cast

Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity, filling the mold entirely to create a new object. This image resonated with co-founders Thom Weaver and Brenna Geffers. Die-Cast was founded in 2017 to explore new relationships between the visitor and space. Die-Cast incubates work within spaces that are often inaccessible to audiences or are not thought of as performative spaces. We look to fill those spaces with the work and have the work shaped by the space in turn.
We have created 15 pieces since our founding. We have invited visitors into derelict ballrooms to explore Lovecraft’s dangerous nationalistic tendencies. We have taken over historical mansions to allow audiences to wander room to room, catching illicit love affairs and challenging the hetero-normative gaze in our adaption of La Ronde.
Even before the pandemic, we were experimenting with using digital platforms to expand our world-building. We have created multiple interactive web experiences using chatbots, TikToks, and live video streaming via Discord. We have partnered with companies across the nation, including our recent partnership with The Wilma Theatre to create a highly detailed soundscape for an audio version of their pandemic-halted production of Is God Is by Aleshea Harris in July of 2020. We have been nominated for the prestigious Harvey Award for Best Adaptation of a Comic Book, alongside Hollywood Blockbusters like Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Endgame.
Most recently, Die-Cast was commissioned to create a public installation for Art Week Miami 2020. Our piece Temporary Occupancy combined pre-recorded and live-streaming video projected two stories high on an exterior wall on Ocean Avenue, the busy downtown strip.
We are iconoclasts in our hearts and have never worried about the hero’s journey. We are endlessly curious.
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