Home/Domicile ~ An Urban Eclipse of Moths ~
Home/Domicile is an urban iteration of the ongoing collaboration between visual artist Sarah E. Fuller and choreographer Julia Taffe, performing with Sarah's camouflaging moth cloaks in the landscape. Aeriosa will be welcoming Vancouver-based visual artist Stuart Ward to the Home/Domicile creative team during rehearsals on the exterior of the Scotiabank Dance Centre in August and September 2021.
Home/Domicile evokes issues surrounding urban displacement by releasing an ‘eclipse of moths' into a vacant lot behind the Dance Centre Building. Part art installation, part live performance, the collaborators examine how moths fascinate and repel us. These tiny alien creatures provoke visceral human responses: fear, loathing, and wonder. We exterminate moths for the heinous crime of nestling into our personal domiciles, and we extirpate them by destroying the delicate ecological systems they need to survive. Whether they are eating their way through our treasured clothing or fluttering in great numbers through the air, moths never fail to capture our attention.
Free admission performances of Home/Domicile will be presented on the exterior of the Dance Centre Building at the Scotiabank Dance Centre 20th Anniversary Open House on October 2nd. Stay tuned, the show times will be announced in September.