Left: Sound artist Alex Waterman.
Right: MECA&D Assistant Professor Seth Rogoff
Burrow: Revisited is a collaborative performance piece by world-class musician and sound artist Alex Waterman and MECA&D Assistant Professor, writer, and scholar Seth Rogoff, premiering at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) at 7pm on Friday, February 2, 2018, during the First Friday Artwalk. The performance, based on a prose piece written by Rogoff that engages with and interprets Franz Kafka’s short story “The Burrow,” explores our shrinking privacy and how the disruptive quality of sound shapes our personal and social lives. An interactive discussion will follow the performance.
Structured as a fictional lecture that is delivered to an imagined class, Burrow: Revisited offers an interaction with literature that is non-academic and explorative, probing exciting new ways of transmitting, teaching, and enjoying literary work. Alex Waterman, a New Music composer who is deeply interested in how to create artificial soundscapes in order to provide multi-dimensional imaginary landscapes for the audience, has created an original score.
Burrow: Revisited takes place in the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D, an established art space that features innovative exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and trends in contemporary art. This project is funded in part by an Arts & Humanities grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maine Humanities Council.