EXCURSIONS INTO UNKNOWABLE WORLDS
A site-specific, immersive performance by Stanzi Vaubel
When: 5/12/16 + 5/13/16, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Hi-Temp Fabrication, 79 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
“ I think its going to be a completely interesting experience for the viewer, I mean its going to be quiet interactive in a sense, because you’re going to have musicians and dancers all over the space and you kind of can’t take it all in from one location, so as you move around the space you hear different things and you see different things, and I like that idea a great deal.”
“ She was responding to movement through her cello musically and then she was responding to movement through her camera, choosing what to shoot and when to shoot. Its been nice, because its not two people meeting for coffee trying to talk about ideas in their head, the ideas were based upon actual things that were happening.”
“ I think one of the things that she’s really adept at is being able to bring the ideas into a really concrete experience that’s not rarefied to think about it in terms of our everyday experience and not as separate from what we already know, but maybe have lost touch with. "
Creator and director Stanzi Vaubel is bringing together an ensemble of musicians, dancers, lighting, audio, and set designers to interact with a spatialized environment at the Hi-Temp Warehouse.
Vaubel began as a classical cellist trained at the Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard Pre-College, a radio documentarian for New York Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio, and a documentary filmmaker. She launched "Sites Do Things to People" at Silo City and Hallwalls with collaborator Su Hyun Nam in 2015. Colin Dabowski in his Gusto Review "A Closer Look: 'Sites do Things to People'", described the piece as “a cello performance interwoven with sound and video projections all designed to get the viewer to contemplate their relationship to the spaces around them.”