The third performance in the 1988 series will be on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in and around Technicolor Drip, the permanent artwork by Jen Stark located at PLATFORM in Culver City. This dance performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will take place in 12-minute intervals between 1-3PM. An outdoor projection screening of Technicolor Drip, the performance, will be shown from 8-9PM that same evening at the Helms Bakery District Courtyard.
The performance Technicolor Drip is inspired by technology and conceived as a durational experience—intended to be viewed once or multiple times throughout the afternoon. The dancers will perform simultaneously in and around the window frames of the parking structure where the mural, Technicolor Drip, is installed and inside the glass art vitrines (boxes) on the exterior of the parking garage facing Washington Boulevard, where temporary artworks by Jen Stark are located. The dancers will rotate positions every 12 minutes between the window frames and the glass vitrines. The dancers’ movement will accentuate the lines of the painting and follow the free-flow nature of the ‘drip’ while wearing rainbow-inspired costumes reflecting the artworks’ color palette. The technology theme continues when the viewer downloads the performance music via their smartphone, as they walk or roll by the parking structure engaging with the performance.
Technicolor Drip, by contemporary artist Jen Stark, is a mural located on the exterior wall of the PLATFORM parking garage, facing Landmark Blvd. The title references an old coloring process used in 20th century film production, while the rainbow colors echo the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow from a film made in Culver City: The Wizard of Oz. Jen Stark also created two temporary artworks, inspired by Technicolor Drip, installed inside the hanging glass art vitrines (boxes) on PLATFORM’s parking garage exterior facing Washington Blvd.
1988 features four site-specific dance performances by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, centering on six featured artworks from Culver City’s public art collection. The 1988 event series celebrates the 1988 adoption of the Art in Public Places Program Ordinance and will highlight the public art and performing arts grant program as primary components of the ordinance. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre joins 1988 Producer and former Culver City Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Marla Koosed, who worked closely on the most recent ordinance update. Together they toast Culver City’s Centennial and present 1988 with performances throughout 2017.
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Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 1-3PM at PLATFORM
PLATFORM, 8850 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
PLATFORM parking garage or metered street parking
Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 8-9PM at Helms Bakery District Courtyard
Helms Bakery District Courtyard, 8800 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Helms Bakery District parking garage or metered street parking or METRO Expo Line, Culver City Stop
PLATFORM is located 2 blocks west of the Expo Line
Helms Bakery District Courtyard is located .4 mile east of the Expo Line at Helms Avenue
Because the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre performs outside of proscenium stage settings, they find frequent opportunities to engage the community while they are in residence. Rehearsals are open to the public, which provide opportunities for community members to experience the choreographic process. Friday, August 4, 2017 from 10:00-5:00PM and Saturday, August 5,2017 from 10:00-5:00PM
Admission is free, RSVP required To reserve a ticket, visit “The ‘1988’ Series: ‘Technicolor Drip’ on https://technicolordrip.eventbrite.com
This performance series is made possible with major funding from the City of Culver City Cultural Trust Fund. Additional sponsorship made possible by The Culver Studios, The Lapis Press and The Culver Hotel.