The Predator's Songstress
The Predator’s Songstress is a series of multi-disciplinary, site-transforming portraits revealing the stories of six invented anti-heroines inspired by historical, mythical and contemporary women. This work aims to redefine what a portrait can be, approaching the subjects through multiple interpretations set in an immersive environment including theatrical dance, diorama, video portraiture and live music developed by DAE’s team of artists and artisans. The inner world of these characters is explored through emotive song, visceral dance, physical theatricality and through DAE’s punk-comedy-horror sensibility and audience interaction. Large format video portraits explore the iconography of each character. Sculptural dioramas created in collaboration with the innovative firm Olson Kundig Architects incapsulate the world the characters inhabit. Animation pieces tell their stories. These elements are bound together in an environment infused with live, post-genre music for strings, electronics and idiosyncratic voice. The third chapter of this work, Warrior, will be performed with the Kronos Quartet in November of 2013.
2014: Degenerate Art Ensemble receive a 2014 MAP Fund Grant for Predator’s Songstress
Degenerate Art Ensemble
Joshua Kohl and Haruko Nishimura are co-founders and co-artistic directors of the Seattle-based multi-art group Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE). D…
Joshua Kohl is co-founder, conductor, composer and co-artistic director of the Seattle based multi-art group Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE). Under his…