See ArtPrize’s “Song Of Lift” At UICA With Grand Rapids Symphony On October 20 [Video]
Martijn van Wagtendok’s “Song of Lift” took second place at ArtPrize 2012. It is still on display on the bottom floor of UICA at 2 West Fulton.
On October 20, there will be a special performance of “Song of Lift” at UICA accompanied by members of the Grand Rapids Symphony.
Here’s an explanation of “Song of Lift” from artprize.org:
‘Song of Lift’ is a 5-minute long, fully automated, viewer sensitive opera. A fourteen-armed circular structure hangs in the center of the blackbox’s 25-foot ceiling. Its 12-foot arms hang down like a closed umbrella. From the arms, strings hang over a hundred winged objects just above the ground. This is the center of the play.
The piece is very powerful. Adding a live musical performance will bring it to an entirely new level.
The performance on Saturday, called “Lift: Movement and Music”, begins at 6:30pm with a pre-reception cash bar. The performance begins at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $59, $49 for members, and $79 for preferred seating. Contact Kristine at 616-454-7000 x14 to purchase tickets.
See the video below for a preview of “Song of Lift” and to hear an explanation of the piece from it’s creator, Martijn van Wagtendok.