MeMoSa: OASIS, an interactive performance ritual by Norah Zuniga Shaw and Livable Futures
Imagine how different your week could be if you were given an hour of deep, dreamy, healing rest, a sonic tonic and contemporary performance portal. Join us in the OASIS. It may only be a mirage, but we leave nourished, nonetheless.
Amidst planetary conditions of loss and fatigue, OASIS offers an unexpected site of respite, an immersive performance for creative community renewal.
Participants are bathed in sound, stars, stories, and sensation as they move and create with performers in sound and movement oscillations.
A four part song-cycle composed with Byron Au Yong moves and bends and vibrates the space via interactive software performed by Oded Huberman.
Stories emerge, invented anew for each performance, weaving oasis ecology and post-human philosophy with audience contributions. Warm water flows through the themes of the work but so does mirage and the impermanence of any site of refuge on the planet today.
Designed to be responsive to the needs at hand, OASIS is a transmedia performance ritual that can be programmed in many ways including virtual reality and online events as well as in-person immersive experiences.
While at the Movement Lab, Norah and her collaborators will be exploring their audience participation/ transmedia ritual practices, developing new immersive elements, and connecting with NYC communities seeking new pathways into rest and recovery.
Photo by Seth Moses Miller