3 miles of possible

a durational dance performance exploring the poetic and practical associations of “the possible” in a world of fluctuating personal, material, political and artistic contingencies.

In a work whose length is measured by distance, Austin animates and travels along a series of spatial paths envisioned as giant drawings, spells, and/or runes. These paths are threaded through with a variety of movement scores, choreographies, tasks, interactions with objects,  guest artists, texts, songs, and environmental sounds. Although much of the investigation is movement based, visual, sonic, textual and discursive interventions will touch upon utopian longings, possible world theory, and modal logic.

Austin presented the first mile of this work in her home studio in a series of 10 performances in October/November, 2021. The finished work will measure 3 miles and last as long as it lasts, approximately 4-5 hours. It will be presented sometime in 2022-23.

Willamette Week review of the first mile by Suzette Smith.

photo above by Jeff Forbes
photos in gallery by Douglas Detrick