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All Over Everywhere, 2020 (in-progress)
multimedia performance, installation with custom plexi-glass panels, sensors and integrated lighting design
Excerpts - anticipated length of performance 70 minutes

The video includes:
  • documentation of the piece in development at residencies including Yaddo (summer 2019) and Governors Island (fall 2020)
  • two-channel mock up of live-processed media

All Over Everywhere is an interdisciplinary media and performance installation, which engages connections and confrontations between human beings the imperiled natural world by combining otherwordly video, sculptural elements, live performance, integrated lighting design and a vibrant, reactive sound score.

This new hybrid media work is a cautionary memento mori for our compromised planet, where entire landscapes, coastlines and cultures are being radically altered by catastrophic events including violent super-storms, flash fires, extreme heat waves and historic floods, which are growing in force and frequency due to our increasingly unstable climate. In All Over Everywhere, shifting weather patterns, mutating and eroding environments, undersea habitats and organic decay flicker in and out, in a cascade of moving imagery that veers from meditative to chaotic, akin to a mind (or planet), erasing its own memory.

All Over Everywhere is a requiem for what has already been lost, as well as a benediction for what remains, a ritual of mourning that leads to catharsis, a change in perspective, and a deeper, more intuitive understanding of the fragility of our existence on this planet. Inherent in All Over Everywhere are some of the most fascinating, terrifying as well as hopeful questions of our time, questions that impact all of humanity and its future on this planet, considering notions of fate, the unknown, and the looming potential of a post-human world.

Performers: Dee Beasnael, Elizabeth Carena, Saori Tsukada
Music: Chris Cerrone, Shaun Irons
Additional Audio: Brian Rogers, Scott Wheeler

All Over Everywhere is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. With additional support from: The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts.
copyright shaun irons & lauren petty 2020. all rights reserved.