Ryan McNamara, Battleground
Through our smartphones and laptops, we now have access to infinite streams of information available in an instant. We can get lost in the internet for hours, clicking through hundreds, if not thousands, of videos, links, and images at a dizzying rate. Visual artist Ryan McNamara reimagines our impulse to click, copy, paste, and share in MEƎM 4 Boston: A Story Ballet About the Internet, an immersive, museum-wide, and unforgettable performance experience. Working with a cast of 13 dancers, McNamara samples and remixes music and movement—from classical ballet to contemporary dance—in an inventively staged physical realization of our virtual experience.
Once seated, audience members will be wheeled throughout the museum with a specially designed chair mover created specifically for this performance, providing each viewer with a unique and individualized experience.
NOTE: There will be no late seating for this performance.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet.
First Republic Bank is proud to sponsor the ICA’s 2017–18 Performance Season.
Access for Boston’s dance community is supported in part by the Pratt-Hall Fund.