daytime events $10 (no pre-sale; pay at the door) or free with purchase of evening admission.
All events at King Street Station unless noted.
12-6 pm: 9e2 open hours
12 pm: Tamiko Theil leads a special Brush the Sky augmented reality tour through the International District.
With Brush the Sky, Theil and her mother, noted calligrapher Midori Thiel, use augmented reality to write a calligraphic narrative of four generations of their personal family history onto the sky, bringing the ancient Asian tradition of enhancing landscape paintings with calligraphy into the 21st century. Midori’s innovative calligraphy can also be seen in tangible form as part of the exhibit at 9e2.
1 – 2:30 pm: Johannes Goebel – The Politics and Mechanics of Archiving – Moving Parts, the Cloud, Magnetic Fields, and Stone.
Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Free with reserved ticket.
Johannes Goebel, Director of the Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will speak about “documents, the volatility of bits, and a system to preserve them.”
4 pm: Dayna Hanson, 28 Problems
Base Studios, 6520 5th Ave S #112, Seattle, WA 98108
$20 / BUY TICKETS HERE
The premiere of choreographer Dayna Hanson’s 28 problems, performed in collaboration with beloved New York-based experimental theater actor Jim Fletcher; also featuring Madison Haines and Julia Sloane.
28 problems transcodes the language of mathematics into the language of dance. Inspired by a set of calculus problems found on a discarded piece of scratch paper, Hanson created a vocabulary of dance “symbols” and movement phrases that corresponded as closely as possible to the equations. 28 problems expresses Hanson’s interest in divides between people (those who understand math and those who don’t; those whose religious beliefs and cultures differ) and also in gestures aimed at narrowing those divides.
closing night costume gala / 7 pm / 21+ / $45 / King Street Station / BUY TICKETS HERE
Come decked out for Halloween or come as you are, but be there for our closing night party & performances!
DXArts: Hemispheres (2016)
Juan Pampin, neuroscientists Eberhard Fetz and Thomas Deuel, and other UW DXArts faculty use 3D sound technology to produce an immersive sound hemisphere sculpted by brain activity. A dome of speakers creates an immersive hemisphere of sound, which is then used as a mapping surface for live EEG data coming from the brain of a performer. The hemispherical distribution of the speakers will mirror the one of the EEG electrodes placed over the performer’s brain and the live EEG data will be used to generate sound projected from different areas of the space. In this way, the audience will experience the modulation of the acoustics of King Street Station through the brain of the performer, whose auditory system will be stimulated with sounds coming from the site itself, creating a sensory feedback loop.
John Roach and company: Gene Splicing
Artist John Roach collaborated with percussionists John Lane and Stuart McLeod, glass artists Morgan Peterson and James Anderegg, scientist Jared Roach, and artist and data wrangler Ranjit Bhatnagar to create a smashing, unforgettable finale for 9e2. The DNA data of the two percussionists was used to develop a series of glass objects, as well as the instructions to play them. The work hacks the double helix and riffs off of the idea of genetic mutation, drawing connections to the creative process — equal parts creation, translation, transformation and destruction.
Special thanks to Pilchuck Glass School for their support in the creation of the glass objects for Gene Splicing.
Ginny Ruffner & Grant Kirkpatrick: Poetic Hybrids
In Poetic Hybrids, Seattle artists Grant Kirkpatrick, Ray Freeman, and Hyatt Johnson create holographic sculptures from audience-created drawings. The audience then “paints” the holograms. Created by artist Ginny Ruffner and originally inspired by interviews with genetic research scientists, Poetic Hybrids incorporates real-time human creation with augmented reality to illustrate improbable hybrids with holograms.
Accessibility at King Street Station: We are committed to welcoming everyone to 9e2! King Street Station is wheelchair accessible; take the elevator up to the third floor during open hours. If you require special accommodations to access the exhibit or the performances, please contact us at contact9e2seattle at gmail dot com in advance of your visit.