What is an echo that resounds from the walls? Is it an invitation to inhabit a spatial interim, the terrain between viewer, performer, composer, and space? Where does the light shine? When entering a grand room of another era one can almost experience a presence, a conversation or something of the past coming forward divulging bits of personality, culture, preference. Or, it is stuck in time and you see the image of a past as the present, formal and forbidden teasing you to imagine yourself in this history, this room, this sketch of players, kings, queens, vagabonds, slaves, and archers.
Sara Shelton Mann, Director in collaboration with the artists. Mann founded the performance group Contraband in San Francisco in 1984- 1996. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, 7 Isadora Duncan Awards, Lifetime Achievement Bay Guardian Award, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award.photo by Robbie Sweeny
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