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Tara Pelletier & Jeffrey Kurosaki
Residency: July-August 2012
Soundmoves is a performance with video, sculpture and music, that tells the creation myth of the sun from a shadow snake. It is a story told through a self-contained, two-person band and nomadic theater. This piece was created to perform outdoors. Modeling the rise, transit and setting of the sun, the artists will move their roving theater in the same direction, an east to west trajectory, performing at three sites along the way. The music is an original composition written for this project.
About the Artists:
Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier are the collaborative duo sometimes known as The Friendly Falcons. They build multi-layered narrative projects using sculpture, video, music and performance. Their work explores the tension between the fundamental rhythms of life and the ordered systems that humans design to make sense of these rhythms.
Kurosaki and Pelletier met in graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, and have been collaborating since 2006. They have exhibited and performed internationally, including a self-organized European and Scandic tour in 2010. They were recipients of the Toby Devon Lewis Award and were artists-in-residence on Governors Island, NY through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. They recently had a solo exhibition at Wave Hill Gardens, Bronx, NY and were named Smack Mellon Hot Picks in 2011.