THERMAL is a dialogue – through movement, form and sound – centered on Earth’s changing environment. With the effects of climate change here, Thermal invites viewers to slow down and appreciate our natural surroundings while simultaneously delivering a sense of urgency to act along with anxiety for what might happen next.
Set in the historic Turnblad Mansion at The American Swedish Institute, Kim Heidkamp’s sculptural paper artwork sprawls from the ballroom stage across the floor, much like a creature from Norse mythology asleep in the landscape. Scores by composer Joshua Clausen and choreography by Mathew Janczewski of ARENA DANCES activate the work, drawing the viewer in.
This interdisciplinary installation is the culmination of a series of in-progress, outdoor showings by ARENA DANCES, with a month-long premiere February 25-March 19. The artwork, as well as video and content about the collaboration, will be on display in the Mansion throughout the course of the exhibition.
Remaining performance dates: March 18 and March 19
- Friday and Saturday, 7:00pm
- Matinee will take place on Saturday, March 19 at 1:00pm, during museum hours.
Live performances by Rachel Clark, Dustin Haug, and José A. Luis.