a roaming multimedia installation and performance
Home: the metamorphosis, begins at 109 West Parrish Street, ends at 806 West Main Street, and uses spaces in between. Leathers and performers Alison Lloyd, Kristin Taylor and Sydney Vigotov will guide the audience through each site, helping them explore Durham through the lens of local development and sustainability. Home will be a fully immersive experience, incorporating multiple modes of art—minimal sound, projections, and visual art— layers of history, and the added dimension of audience participation.
Home: the metamorphosis builds on Leathers’s long-term SITES project, which began in 2012 as a photographic journey, an attempt to rediscover Durham when Leathers gravitated back to her hometown after time in Chicago and New York City. Over the years, artists and others have helped Leathers illuminate tensions between the human body and the civic landscape we’re so rapidly revising. When vast construction cranes hover ominously over us on every corner, how do we move among them? Where do our bodies fit in this emerging city? Leathers merges art forms to evoke the nervous system’s response to infrastructural change. Her dancers measure decay, renovation, capital and human gravity, and bring the ever expanding world back to a human scale. Beside her people, bulldozers look small.
Besides her dancers, Leathers collaborates with a variety of visual artists, including Daria Drake, Brian Livingstone, Chris Cherry, and Jonathan Haller. Composer and musician Jon Le Sueur (J La) creates the original score for this work.
Location and Tickets
109 West Parrish and 806 West Main are both first floor and wheelchair accessible. Audience members are encouraged to find parking near 806 West Main or between the sites. Audience and performers will use Durham’s Bull City Connector to travel between sites. Seating is limited. Audience members should be prepared to stand and walk during the performance. Tickets ($15) available via Eventbrite
Explore our changing city with Stephanie Leathers and her dancers in Home: the metamorphosis.