blur / Yo-Chang Art Museum / New Taipei City, Taiwan / August 5-11, 2019
There is a fluid boundary between observing and being observed, between the empowered and the powerless. Most of us exist somewhere in the middle of this spectrum, overseeing our specific job or tasks while at the same time being overseen. "blur" explores this relationship, creating a liminal encounter that exists in between. The twenty-minute performance for an audience of one will premiere at the Yo-Chang Art Museum.
Blood / Taiwan National Experimental Theatre / Taipei, Taiwan / December 12-22, 2019
P.T Anderson’s film "There Will be Blood" (2007) was a brutal adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil! that portrayed the oil rush in southern California in the late 19th century. Riverbed’s production of "Blood" uses Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack for the film as its script, transforming his supporting music into the creative impetus for the production. The performance’s gradually evolving images mirror Greenwood’s subtle musical shifts, embodying his evocative musical score with a new series of actions and images. The 47 minute and 16 second album provides a “text” of sounds, of poetic shifts in tempo, scale and duration. "Blood" reimagines that text and embodies it with a series of living tableaux vivants, a collection of “still lifes” in motion.