The Stinkhorn

Here is an excerpt from Manifold Motion‘s 2010 show, Under. The inspiration for this section was the Stinkhorn mushroom. Unlike most other things I have posted here thus far, this is not my work alone. The whole Manifold Motion team created the show collaboratively, and the performers. In this excerpt my biggest contributions would be directing and collaboratively designing the visual aspects of the space. (MULCH!) Full credits for this section are listed below the video. Watch it big!

In this excerpt:
Choreography: Nicole Sasala
Music: Eric Moon
Video Projections and lighting: Leo Mayberry
Costumes: Chaya Eastwood Jones
Performance: Emily German, Bridget Gunning, Alexandra Baybutt.

Visual Design and entire show concept by the Manifold Motion team:
Bridget Gunning
Chaya Eastwood Jones
Leo Mayberry
Mike McCracken
Keely Isaak Meehan
Luara Moore
Nicole Sasala


While going through video of my past work to find some good excerpts to show at my talk with Mandy Greer, I watched this video I made in 2009 again.

This piece premiered in Manifold Motion’s show Miscellanea II with live performance of the music on marimba by Memmi Ochi.

The piece came about very organically. In the spring of 2009 Memmi had her PhD recital in which my husband and I created the multimedia aspects of the performance (visual and interactive). She arranged and played this piece of music in the recital, and it really stuck with me. Shortly thereafter Bridget (a Manifold Motion member) and I were interested in shooting and composing a video dance together. Long before, we had hiked through the floating bridges in the Arboretum here in Seattle, and been struck by their odd beauty. We had talked for some time about doing something there.

So, with this music in mind, I suggested we get together with our friend Cheryle and shoot something on the bridges. I then composed the piece and asked Memmi to perform the music live at the performance, and then here we are!