Join Choreographer and Artistic Director of Erica Mott Productions, Erica Mott (2010 Lab Artist) in conversation with Choreographer and Artistic Director of Ezzat Ezzat Contemporary Dance Studios (Cairo, Egypt) for an interactive lecture demonstration of new technologies used in the creation of their collaboration, Mycelial Street Parliament premiering at Hyde Park Arts Center July 13-15 & 19-21, 2018.
Developed through a series of one-to-one cultural exchanges between Egyptian and American musical composers, dancers, technologists and new media artists, Mycelial: Street Parliament, is an interactive exhibition that examines civic participation, social movements and interconnectedness in the digital age.
The work presented in Mycelial: Street Parliament draws on data obtained from the original digital expressions (text messages, images, emojjs, etc.) of activists involved in Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to ask whether art and technology can create an a cultural experience that resembles the physical and emotional sensations of a social uprising. What are our embodied experiences of occupation and revolution? Where does resistance live outside of kind acts towards one-another or protests?
Stay after the lecture demo from 7:00 - 9:00 PM to tour the exhibit and enjoy a musical set mixed live by award wining Egyptian electronic music composer and Mycelial collaborator, Ahmed Saleh. Saleh's latest album is inspired by Electro-Chabbi beats developed during and inspired by the Arab Spring.