Jonah Bokaer, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, and Daniel Arsham: REPLICA
December 17 – 18 2009
Choreography and Performance: Jonah Bokaer and Judith Sanchez Ruiz
Visual Design: Daniel Arsham
Video: Jonah Bokaer
Original Commissioned Music: ARP/Alexis Georgopoulos
Presented as part of RE:NEW RE:PLAY Performance Residency Series, REPLICA is a collaborative performance piece by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz that examines memory loss, pattern recognition, and perceptual faculties as they apply to the human body. The piece employs built spaces, objects, lighting, and other media to create the illusion of an expanded space through the use of video and/or still images. REPLICA creates situations onstage that could not veritably exist in physical space. This happens through the use of creative geography in video and built spaces, transporting movement to different locations that appear to be just outside the audience’s sightline.
REPLICA was commissioned by the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS), Washington, DC, with support from the Harman Center. Additional presentation support was being provided by the New Museum, Carré d’Art de Nîmes, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and USArtists International, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding