Using a combination of touch sensors, soundscapes and wearable fabric sculptures, artists H. Gene Thompson, Arvid Tomayko, and Ru Emmons create a language around the push and pull of human connection.
Elastic wearables become membranes to resist and barriers to break, both joining and separating. The performers activate their environment with embedded sensors that control the soundscape, taking the audience on an abstract journey of language through touch and separation.
H. Gene Thompson’s work questions human connectivity through the exploration of wearable fabric sculptures, creating spaces that challenge social boundaries. Morphing wearables with movement, Thompson creates images that distort the state of stable consciousness.
Arvid Tomayko is an experimental musician and multimedia artist. Their unique auditory and visual experiences explore the intersection of electronic sound performance, process driven composition, and interactive installation.
Ru Emmons is a queer, nonbinary Pittsburgh native. For Emmons, movement is a way of reclaiming their scrambled body and inviting others to do the same.
About the CSA
The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area. Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.