Created by Early Morning Opera
Produced by Mapp International Productions
Conceived and Directed by Lars Jan
Performed by Orlando Pabotoy, Annie Saunders, Lua Shayenne, and Geoff Sobelle
Choreographed by Geoff Sobelle
Aquatics Consultation by Annie Saunders
Custom Software Design/Programming,Lighting Design by Pablo N. Molina
Sound Design by Nathan Ruyle
Costume Design by Irina Kruzhilina
Technical Direction by Eric Lin
Hydraulic Design by Larry McDonald
Automation Design by Erich Bolton
Company Management by Alexandra Yalj
Contextual Materials Text by Maryam Zaringhalam
Presented in the open air near The Ringling’s waterfront, the performance site itself — predicted to be underwater by the close of this century — plays an integral role in a visceral and involving engagement with vulnerability.
For the past ten years, the imagery of human figures at the mercy of surging waters has prompted conceptual artist Lars Jan to explore our baffling response to the devastating effects of climate change. It is the anticipation of catastrophe that informs Holoscenes, an exploration of our capacity for empathy and long-term thinking that presents movement art in a large aquarium wherein the performers are threatened and engulfed by rising waters.
Holoscenes is being realized through the participation and support of the following collaborators:
HOLOSCENES is co-commissioned by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
HOLOSCENES has received generous support from the Surdna Foundation, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The MAP Fund (a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Awesome Without Borders, the Panta Rhea Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and many individual donors. Additional research and critical residency support has been provided by Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Experimental Media Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (Troy, NY), and the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA (Los Angeles, CA).