Phase Transition is a new performance installation by multimedia artist, Aki Sasamoto. Curated by Danspace Project Associate Curator & Program Director, Lydia Bell, the work will unfold over two weeks with open installation hours and performances.
An installation and performance artist, Sasamoto works in various media, finding material inspiration in response to the conditions of her site or surroundings. Sasamoto has received acclaim for her solo performance and exhibition works, and is celebrated as a frequent presence in the work of choreographer Yvonne Meier.
Phase Transition approaches the Danspace Project sanctuary at St. Mark’s Church as a distinct atmosphere, a micro universe of weather and wind conditions. Sasamoto will create an air circulation system specific to the space, punctuated with her signature lecture-performances, in which she and guest performers move and modify elements of the installation. The chemical notion of phase transition becomes a playful metaphor for life transitions, aging, and motherhood.