Biota 1 & 2

Multi-media performance – Movement by Janice Lancaster, Sound by Kimathi Moore, Projected Imagery by Gene A. Felice II – FlowILM 2022 – April 22nd 2022

Biota is a two-part live performance and light / sound installation reminding us of the dynamic balance between plants and animal life that occupy specific regions at specific times at a variety of scales. Whether looking through the microscope, from an aerial view, through the eyes of a single cell diatom, or over time, Biota maps the interdependence between organisms in a state of balance / imbalance, nearing the brink of collapse. From bloom to bust, we bear witness and trust evolution’s persistence to be resilient and adaptable, but to what extreme? What is our human role on the tipping of the scales?

Biota part one took place inside the Algae Society’s Confluence Exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum. Part two convened outdoors along the banks of the Cameron Art Museum retention pond and connected with the Algae Society’s Detention ~ Retention project and local issues in Wilmington, NC focused on runoff from our roads and lawns into our retention ponds, amplified by over development and urban sprawl.

Projections: Gene A. Felice II

Movement: Janice Lancaster

Sound: Kimathi Moore