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RHYOLITE
Rhyolite started as a 12 part, narrative photo series featuring the characters Art & Swanda, photographed in the Death Valley ghost town Rhyolite, in November 2016. MAKE//SHIFTcompany, seeing its thematic possibilities, decided to expand their story to a theatrical production. It begins with the two characters rolling their broken-down Chevy onstage, they have taken refuge in a ghost town. Obviously lost, they first wait for rescue, then Art makes feeble attempts to mend the car as Swanda begins to muse about life in the town before it was deserted. Soon their relationship begins to deteriorate and their grip on reality and the chronology of events loosens to the point that they forget they are waiting in the present day. Unusually for a circus or dance piece the soundscape will be created live on stage by a foley artist. Foley work is a job that is traditionally confined, unseen, to a sound studio, where the artist creates the sounds for film and TV. In lieu of musical accompaniment Rhyolite will use the sounds created by the foley to comment and react to the real, imagined and allegorical actions onstage. Art & Swanda’s plight is a metaphor for mankind’s intrusion on nature and his inability to overcome his own greed, which can manifest itself as colonial avarice, Capitalism and the depletion on earth’s natural resources. Though Death Valley, Nevada (USA) is one of the hottest, driest places on earth, plant and animal species have adapted to its environment, sustaining themselves on what water there is in remarkable ways. It was christened “Death Valley” by Europeans, many of whom perished crossing it in the California Gold Rush or in search of the desert’s own minerals. However, the native Timbisha tribe call it tümpisa (rock paint), they have sited that there is enough water to sustain life, just not the amount of life and energy man saps when he tries to build a town in the middle of the desert.
Artistic Team: Concept and performance: Emma Lister and Sakari Männistö Choreography and movement direction: Alex Newton Sound Design: Heikki Kossi Media design: Aku Meriläinen - Upcoming -
CONTACT: MAKESHIFTCOMPANY@GMAIL.COM
RHYOLITE
Rhyolite started as a 12 part, narrative photo series featuring the characters Art & Swanda, photographed in the Death Valley ghost town Rhyolite, in November 2016. MAKE//SHIFTcompany, seeing its thematic possibilities, decided to expand their story to a theatrical production. It begins with the two characters rolling their broken-down Chevy onstage, they have taken refuge in a ghost town. Obviously lost, they first wait for rescue, then Art makes feeble attempts to mend the car as Swanda begins to muse about life in the town before it was deserted. Soon their relationship begins to deteriorate and their grip on reality and the chronology of events loosens to the point that they forget they are waiting in the present day. Unusually for a circus or dance piece the soundscape will be created live on stage by a foley artist. Foley work is a job that is traditionally confined, unseen, to a sound studio, where the artist creates the sounds for film and TV. In lieu of musical accompaniment Rhyolite will use the sounds created by the foley to comment and react to the real, imagined and allegorical actions onstage. Art & Swanda’s plight is a metaphor for mankind’s intrusion on nature and his inability to overcome his own greed, which can manifest itself as colonial avarice, Capitalism and the depletion on earth’s natural resources. Though Death Valley, Nevada (USA) is one of the hottest, driest places on earth, plant and animal species have adapted to its environment, sustaining themselves on what water there is in remarkable ways. It was christened “Death Valley” by Europeans, many of whom perished crossing it in the California Gold Rush or in search of the desert’s own minerals. However, the native Timbisha tribe call it tümpisa (rock paint), they have sited that there is enough water to sustain life, just not the amount of life and energy man saps when he tries to build a town in the middle of the desert.
Artistic Team: Concept and performance: Emma Lister and Sakari Männistö Choreography and movement direction: Alex Newton Sound Design: Heikki Kossi Media design: Aku Meriläinen - Upcoming -
CONTACT: MAKESHIFTCOMPANY@GMAIL.COM
RHYOLITE
Rhyolite started as a 12 part, narrative photo series featuring the characters Art & Swanda, photographed in the Death Valley ghost town Rhyolite, in November 2016. MAKE//SHIFTcompany, seeing its thematic possibilities, decided to expand their story to a theatrical production. It begins with the two characters rolling their broken-down Chevy onstage, they have taken refuge in a ghost town. Obviously lost, they first wait for rescue, then Art makes feeble attempts to mend the car as Swanda begins to muse about life in the town before it was deserted. Soon their relationship begins to deteriorate and their grip on reality and the chronology of events loosens to the point that they forget they are waiting in the present day. Unusually for a circus or dance piece the soundscape will be created live on stage by a foley artist. Foley work is a job that is traditionally confined, unseen, to a sound studio, where the artist creates the sounds for film and TV. In lieu of musical accompaniment Rhyolite will use the sounds created by the foley to comment and react to the real, imagined and allegorical actions onstage. Art & Swanda’s plight is a metaphor for mankind’s intrusion on nature and his inability to overcome his own greed, which can manifest itself as colonial avarice, Capitalism and the depletion on earth’s natural resources. Though Death Valley, Nevada (USA) is one of the hottest, driest places on earth, plant and animal species have adapted to its environment, sustaining themselves on what water there is in remarkable ways. It was christened “Death Valley” by Europeans, many of whom perished crossing it in the California Gold Rush or in search of the desert’s own minerals. However, the native Timbisha tribe call it tümpisa (rock paint), they have sited that there is enough water to sustain life, just not the amount of life and energy man saps when he tries to build a town in the middle of the desert.
Artistic Team: Concept and performance: Emma Lister and Sakari Männistö Choreography and movement direction: Alex Newton Sound Design: Heikki Kossi Media design: Aku Meriläinen - Upcoming -
CONTACT: MAKESHIFTCOMPANY@GMAIL.COM
RHYOLITE
Rhyolite started as a 12 part, narrative photo series featuring the characters Art & Swanda, photographed in the Death Valley ghost town Rhyolite, in November 2016. MAKE//SHIFTcompany, seeing its thematic possibilities, decided to expand their story to a theatrical production. It begins with the two characters rolling their broken-down Chevy onstage, they have taken refuge in a ghost town. Obviously lost, they first wait for rescue, then Art makes feeble attempts to mend the car as Swanda begins to muse about life in the town before it was deserted. Soon their relationship begins to deteriorate and their grip on reality and the chronology of events loosens to the point that they forget they are waiting in the present day. Unusually for a circus or dance piece the soundscape will be created live on stage by a foley artist. Foley work is a job that is traditionally confined, unseen, to a sound studio, where the artist creates the sounds for film and TV. In lieu of musical accompaniment Rhyolite will use the sounds created by the foley to comment and react to the real, imagined and allegorical actions onstage. Art & Swanda’s plight is a metaphor for mankind’s intrusion on nature and his inability to overcome his own greed, which can manifest itself as colonial avarice, Capitalism and the depletion on earth’s natural resources. Though Death Valley, Nevada (USA) is one of the hottest, driest places on earth, plant and animal species have adapted to its environment, sustaining themselves on what water there is in remarkable ways. It was christened “Death Valley” by Europeans, many of whom perished crossing it in the California Gold Rush or in search of the desert’s own minerals. However, the native Timbisha tribe call it tümpisa (rock paint), they have sited that there is enough water to sustain life, just not the amount of life and energy man saps when he tries to build a town in the middle of the desert.
Artistic Team: Concept and performance: Emma Lister and Sakari Männistö Choreography and movement direction: Alex Newton Sound Design: Heikki Kossi Media design: Aku Meriläinen - Upcoming -
MAKE//SHIFTcompany
RHYOLITE
Rhyolite started as a 12 part, narrative photo series featuring the characters Art & Swanda, photographed in the Death Valley ghost town Rhyolite, in November 2016. MAKE//SHIFTcompany, seeing its thematic possibilities, decided to expand their story to a theatrical production. It begins with the two characters rolling their broken-down Chevy onstage, they have taken refuge in a ghost town. Obviously lost, they first wait for rescue, then Art makes feeble attempts to mend the car as Swanda begins to muse about life in the town before it was deserted. Soon their relationship begins to deteriorate and their grip on reality and the chronology of events loosens to the point that they forget they are waiting in the present day. Unusually for a circus or dance piece the soundscape will be created live on stage by a foley artist. Foley work is a job that is traditionally confined, unseen, to a sound studio, where the artist creates the sounds for film and TV. In lieu of musical accompaniment Rhyolite will use the sounds created by the foley to comment and react to the real, imagined and allegorical actions onstage. Art & Swanda’s plight is a metaphor for mankind’s intrusion on nature and his inability to overcome his own greed, which can manifest itself as colonial avarice, Capitalism and the depletion on earth’s natural resources. Though Death Valley, Nevada (USA) is one of the hottest, driest places on earth, plant and animal species have adapted to its environment, sustaining themselves on what water there is in remarkable ways. It was christened “Death Valley” by Europeans, many of whom perished crossing it in the California Gold Rush or in search of the desert’s own minerals. However, the native Timbisha tribe call it tümpisa (rock paint), they have sited that there is enough water to sustain life, just not the amount of life and energy man saps when he tries to build a town in the middle of the desert.
Artistic Team: Concept and performance: Emma Lister and Sakari Männistö Choreography and movement direction: Alex Newton Sound Design: Heikki Kossi Media design: Aku Meriläinen - Upcoming -
CONTACT: MAKESHIFTCOMPANY@GMAIL.COM