May 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Capsule: reach-close (2 home)

By Shion Skye Carter / olive theory
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"reach-close (2 home)", by dance artist Shion Skye Carter with musician Stefan Nazarevich as the duo olive theory, recontextualizes a sculptural amplified piano wire installation as a custom instrument. Performed through embodied movements such as plucking, grating with violin bows, and scraping against shaved heads, olive theory blurs the line of what an instrument should look like, and how it can be played. Previously presented as a live performance, this version responds to the context of the pandemic by remounting the installation in the performers' home, highlighting the importance of domestic space as a place for artistic creation.

Main Image: Shion Skye Carter, Stefan Nazarevich @olive theory