Hive Rise

  • The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (L.A., California)
  • immersive experience
  • Performance

19.11.2021 – 20.11.2021 / 19:30 – 22:00
Mit Ashley Fure

in Los Angeles, California, at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

Co-created by Ash Fure and LILLETH
Presented by MOCA and The Industry
Produced by The Industry

Supported by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program

HIVE RISE is a physical encounter with sound.

Debuting originally at Berlin’s iconic techno club Berghain in January 2020 – commissioned by CTM Festival and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program -, HIVE RISE reemerges in a site-specific staging composed and performed by Ash Fure (BKP Award Fellow 2018), directed and choreographed by LILLETH, with scenic architecture by stock-a-studio, costume design by Carlos Soto, lighting design by Kelley Shih, video design by Hana S. Kim, and dramaturgy by edxi.

In this performance installation, The Geffen Warehouse (Los Angeles, California) is transformed into collective listening zones that are activated by human voices, subaudible subwoofers, architectural resonances, and psychoacoustic beats. Fure plays live on a rig of speaker cones that pulsate the air. And 14 performers with 3D-printed megaphones flock in formations throughout the crowd, modeling cooperation and sending slivers of white noise straight to the skin.

Amidst ongoing states of emergency, HIVE RISE animates sonic protocols that recalibrate our interdependence. This US premiere is presented by MOCA and The Industry, where Fure is a co-Artistic Director offering new directions for experimental opera.

Co-created by Ash Fure and LILLETH
Composition and music direction – Ash Fure
Direction and choreography – LILLETH
Scenic architecture – Laida ‚Xavi‘ Aguirre / stock-a-studio
Costume design – Carlos Soto
Lighting design – Kelley Shih
Video design – Hana S. Kim
Sound design – Derek Williams
Dramaturgy – edxi
Performers – Eliza Bagg, Jay Carlon, Destefano DeLuise, Ash Fure, jeremy guyton, Kasper, Kelci Hahn, Joanna Lynn-Jacobs, Sharon Chohi Kim, Jasmine Nyende, Rayne Raney, Tianna Nicole, Davia Spain, Kalean Ung, Taylor Unwin Pre-Show Sound – Daniela Huerta
Executive Producer – Elizabeth Cline, The Industry
Stage Manager – Morgan Johnson
Costume Associate – Parisjoy Jennings
Scenic Associate – Delaney McCraney
Megaphones – Matter Design
Visual Identity and Graphics –ALL PURPOSE
Communications – Sounding Point, for The Industry

This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support is provided by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

Photo: Hive Rise by ALL PURPOSE


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