Onsite and virtual residency
Organized by Lucie Vítková
Onsite Members: Lucie Vítková, Sophie Leetmaa, Vered Engelhard, Muyassar Kurdi
Virtual Members: Aine E. Nakamura, Sydney Viles
Places: The Robert Wilson Watermill Center, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Peru
Duration: April 7-May 7 2021
The postponed residency of the OPERA Ensemble was held both onsite and virtually at The Watermill Center in Long Island, NY. I engaged in the one-month residency from Tokyo, Japan. Using alternative scores we created, we performed and embodied multiple sites as a collective and each site for each body, investigating the intersections and designs of locations of the voices, sounds, bodies, visuals, and technical and theatrical sets. We experienced/communicated with objects and their backgrounds to the extent we could study, and we engaged in interdisciplinary discussions and storytelling, which took the forms of sending letters, sharing and engaging in bodily exercises, and music makings and drawings. Onsite members also engaged in multiple workshops, collaborations, and field trips. Weekly checking-ins were also parts of the communications with the coordinators and another artist-in-residence Candace Hill at The Watermill Center. In the middle of our residency, we presented our work-in-process on April 24.
last online meeting of the staff members, Candace Hill, and the OPERA Ensemble
online member farewell; sharing
music making with Vered Engelhard and Lucie Vítková on the third floor at the residential area, and myself being on and in a phone in a vase created by Young Jae Lee.