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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cornfield at Transformer

CORNFIELD
May 13 - May 29


CORNFIELD PERFORMANCES:

Friday, May 21:  6, 7:30 & 9:30pm;
Saturday, May 22:  4, 6, 7:30, & 9:30pm


Continuing to explore themes introduced through Sustainability Lab (May 1-8; June 2-12), Transformer is proud to introduce the DC debut of Cornfield (May 13 - May 29, 2010), an installation and performance piece by artist Nancy Bannon.

Manifesting a life-size, fabricated cornfield within Transformer's project space, audiences are invited to consider uses and preservation of natural resources.  Cornfield is a visual work consisting of a wall-to-wall field of seven-foot tall, sculpted corn stalks made of painted wood, wire and visqueen, along with projections and a surrounding soundscape.  During intense performances, three live performers within the cornfield echo the depletive qualities of the giant corn monoculture that is consuming America's agricultural tradition.  Audiences directly experience the performances from within the installation at close proximity to the actors.

To download a pdf of the full Sustainability Lab/Cornfield press release, please click here.

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