Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty
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Prototype Festival, 2014
REDCAT Theater, 2017
THUMBPRINT, a 90-minute contemporary opera-theatre work by Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz, is inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, the first female victim of gang rape to bring her male attackers to justice in Pakistan. The libretto originates from a series of interviews with Mai, and explores the deep family ties and tribal traditions that led up to an astonishing act of courage.


MYTHO? Lure of Wildness

Abrons Arts Center, 2016
Conceived and performed by legendary downtown theater maker Anna Kohler, directed by Caleb Hammond, and featuring renowned performance artist Hapi Phace, MYTHO? immerses the audience in a unique sensory experience with aromas, three dimensional sound by Almeda Beynon and media projection by Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty.


Phantom Limb Company
BAM Next Wave Festival, Noorderzon Festival, The Netherlands, EMPAC, Dartmouth College, Flynn Center, Krannert Center, 2011-2013
We collaborated with Phantom Limb on 69°S to create an immersive, stage-filling, five-channel video installation which we mixed and processed live to accompany the performances. Our work provided historical context, atmospheric conditions (such as raging snowstorms, cracking ice, a lunar eclipse, and an otherworldly aurora), as well as abstracted, painterly, hand made images lending psychological and emotional weight to Shackleton's dramatic and famous story of isolated men surviving against all odds.


Imperfect Symmetry and From Here To There

American Dance Institute, 2013
We collaborated with choreographer Runqiao Du to create two works for Ballet ADI.


the horror the horror (i have plenty of energy to drive over there)

Abrons Arts Center, April, 2011
the horror the horror (I have plenty of energy to drive over there) is a largely improvised live sound and video performance spectacle, which engages notions of loss, memory, eroticism and rage.
Video: Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty
Audio: Brian Rogers
Performer: Madeline Best


Roadkill Confidential

3LD Art & Technology Center, September, 2010
A multichannel video environment for Roadkill Confidential, a noir-ish meditation on brutality written by Sheila Callaghan and produced by Clubbed Thumb.


Paris Syndrome
A new entertainment by Ex.P Girl

HERE Arts Center, June 3-19, 2010
Each year, a dozen or so 30-something Japanese women go to Paris on vacation, only to lose their minds. The six women of Ex.Pgirl take you on a madcap journey to their 'Paris': a riotous world of delusion and wild disappointment.


Directed by Yehuda Duenyas

Workshop performance, November 2, 2008
00:07 is a theater project based on Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book Blink. 00:07 is an ensemble work that uses event recreation, live psychology experiments, lecture, and explosive dance to unpack, second by second, the 1999 shooting of Amadou Diallo by four NYPD officers.


Fragile Stone Theory
Francesca Harper Project

The Venice Biennale, June 20, 2008
Created the video design for a dance project responding to Beauty, the theme of the 6th International Festival of Contemporary Dance at the Venice Biennale.

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