SIGHTsite/HEARhere #1: Ode to the West

SIGHTsite|HEARhere is a serial project of immersive, audio/visual performances that combine audio/video field recordings of historically and culturally relevant locations with original music compositions and large scale, real-time video projections.  Performances are created out of material collected by the artists at regional sites familiar to the audience, establishing a connection between the insiderviewer/native and outsider artist/visitor.  Digital, real-time transformation of familiar material in the live performance setting creates a new perspective in which a now “shared familiar” becomes unfamiliar through processes that mediatize, re-contextualize, ultimately re-vision original material and expectations.  In this way, insider and outsider are united in a shared field of new experience.  The result is a poetic, cinematic journey, a reflection on the nature of relationship, perception, time, place, and memory.


SIGHTsite|HEARhere #1:  Ode to the West, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, New Mexico, May 28 2015


Special Project in support of the exhibition, Re-Visioning the West

For this inaugural performance of SIGHTsite|HEARhere, we travel to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, where we will visit White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns, Organ Mountains and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. While in these places, we will hike the great trails and explore the beauty, mystery, and wonder of the West.  We will document our adventures and encounters in each place.  At the end of each adventure we will upload and catalog the visual and sonic material collected.  At the end of this process, we will construct an audiovisual performance for the Las Cruces community using the collected materials.


We are honored to be part of the group show at New Mexico State University's Art Gallery, Re:Visioning the West from May 21-August 22 2015