Livable Futures student fellow Calista Lyon presented her new work The Unknown and the Unnamed in March at the Urban Arts Space in Columbus, OH. A collaborative hybrid performance drawing from a range of forms including the educational lecture, essay, memoir and family slide-show evenings, the piece shares the natureculture narratives of Australian native orchids and their ecological, scientific and political entanglements. The narrative is woven around place, specifically Lyon’s childhood home in Australia.
In Autumn 2018, Livable Futures co-sponsored a residency by visiting professor André M. Zachary in ACCAD’s Motion Lab performance research space. Zachary worked with students from the Department of Dance, producer Norah Zuniga Shaw, and a team of ACCAD faculty and staff to explore all the possibilities of the incredible intermedia technologies on hand in the Motion Lab.