Recycle Renew Release investigates the impact of cultural displacement behind the practices of gentrification. What happens when plentiful job opportunities emerge into urban districts, and corporations flock to once undesirable neighborhoods? How does the makeup and character of a neighborhood change? Is there a reduced sense of belonging, or feeling out of place for the residents that remain?
‘hybrid memory’ is a composite of two pre-existing duets from slowdanger’s ‘memory 4’ and ‘TETHER’. The work examines the hypothetical concepts of engrams, or memory traces, and the claim that the brain simultaneously stores two versions of each event; one for long term memory and one for short. ‘hybrid memory’ fuses several theatrical elements (including LED light) to generate an evocative performance landscape of fragmented memory.