Erica Mott Productions brings The Victory Project, an interdisciplinary dance, sound and video performance, to the Roulette Composer/Choreographer Series tonight, March 22, 2013 at 8pm.
The Victory Project is an interactive duet installation between composer/electronic musician, Ryan Ingebritsen (http://wcawm.com) and performance/dance artist, Erica Mott (www.ericamott.com). Victory Project presents a series of trans-disciplinary performances that incorporate interactive image, sound, text, movement and sculptural objects to dismantle allegories that confuse and conflate patriotism and perversity. Beginning with the inquiry into whether or not the concept of 'victory' is a gendered notion, the performances examine the female body as tool, symbol, bounty, and weapon during and post conflict.
The Victory Project takes place tonight, March 22nd at 8pm at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NYC (on the corner of Atlantic & 3rd Aves). Tickets are $15/$10 Students/Seniors/Members. For more information visit www.roulette.org.
Structurally, the performance cultivates interdependency between movement and sound, allowing the body to become musical instrument both dictating musical composition and moving in ways to serve the sonic score. The touring version of the Victory Project features choreography, object design and performance by Mott, sound composition and performance by Ingebritsen, interactive video design by John Boesche, light design by Todd Clark, and dramaturgy by Ginger Farley.
Erica Mott is a performance/dance artist engaged and enlivened by the conversation between movement, sound, video and object. She has been called "ingenious" by the Chicago Reader's Laura Molzahn, and "a vibrant performance-maker, object designer and choreographer engaged with distinctive creative research and methodology, effectively complimented by articulate and generous teaching skills, mentoring, community and audience building, and public discussion about her work" by CJ Mitchell, Deputy Director, Live Arts Development Agency, UK Erica's recent performances were featured at Audio Art Festival (Krakow, Poland), Free Fall Festival (Toronto, Canada), Ingenuity Fest (Cleveland), NES (Skagastrond, Iceland), Museo del Ferrocarril and CASA (Oaxaca, Mexico), CAD Special Exhibitions Space/Artopolis (Chicago). Erica has collaborated nationally with Tim Miller, Eighth Blackbird, Sharon Bridgforth, Coman Poon/re[public] in/decency, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. She works with Gomez-Pena's collective, La Pocha Nostra, as a core troupe member. Erica is a recipient of several awards including Amnesty International's Patrick Stewart Human Rights Fellowship (to teach performing arts South Africa), The Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, Ragdale Foundation Residency, NES Artist, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Fellowship, MetLife New Stages for Dance, the City of Chicago CAAP program and the Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP). www.ericamott.com