Kittie Cooper's MFA Defence: the lightest things float to the top
Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Room 4350 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings ST., Vancouver
the lightest things float to the top is an intermedia instrument and solo performance for sound, light, and objects. This instrument comprises several containers of various sizes and qualities that are filled with found objects. The found objects are put into motion using motors hidden inside the containers. The objects’ movements are then amplified sonically using microphones and live electronic processing, and are amplified visually as moving lights and shadows projected onto the walls of the performance space. In this work, I reimagine lights and shadows from my living spaces as an intermedia instrument for performance, and I explore the hidden memories and vibrancy of everyday objects and spaces. Patterns of the everyday, and their minute variations, provide the creative material and a gentle form for this semi-improvised performance.