𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵||𝗦𝗙𝗧𝗧𝗧𝗛 is an interdisciplinary sound/movement performance and research project that blends sound sculpture, performance, movement, and video projection to explore intimacy, resonance, and relationality. A collaboration between Stephanie Patsula (sound/movement/installation) and eryn tempest (dance/multimedia/voice) 𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵||𝗦𝗙𝗧𝗧𝗧𝗛 investigates the ways bodies and spaces relate through resonance and the types of touch elicited through sound, movement, and vibration.
At the intersection of somatic research and experimental sound creation, 𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵||𝗦𝗙𝗧𝗧𝗧𝗛 reframes the materiality of sound in terms of somatic interiority, and spatial exteriority.
𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵||𝗦𝗙𝗧𝗧𝗧𝗛 first performed as part of Mile Zero Dance’s winter salon, blur. We were joined by generative digital artist Alyssa Nider who did reactive projections and visuals for teh
𝓦𝓻𝓪𝓲𝓽𝓱, photo series collaboration by 𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵||𝗦𝗙𝗧𝗧𝗧𝗛
Digital print 24” x 30”
These images were devised and shot while in residence at DUPLEX AiR in Lisbon, May 2022.
They are a continuation through new mediums of our past collaborative research bridging the materiality, aesthetic, and conceptual interests of both Stephanie’s and my individual creative practices. Through 𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵||𝗦𝗙𝗧𝗧𝗧𝗛 we are exploring sound, movement, and now, image. 𝓦𝓻𝓪𝓲𝓽𝓱 explores ideas of the pastoral combined with the uncanny, the vivid, the frightful. In this series we were thinking through mimicry as found in moths and butterflies as well as the hyper-vivid patterning and bio-luminescence of sea slugs.
Photography by Stephanie Patsula
Modelling, makeup, and objects by eryn tempest