Balfe's Humanimal explores the historical aspects of environment that the sculpture exists in, wedged between two Silver Bluffs. The piece imagines Native people's life and the notion of water once flowing through the site. The dancers go through different manifestations of life from plant to animal to human. The human exploration is an existential one, inspired by the self reflexive nature of Naomi Fisher's sculpture, which they dance with. The music compliments the choreography with a minimalistic score referencing elements of the body and the materials of the sculpture.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
At the Brickell Station, Naomi Fisher created #PUZZLED, an architecturally-scaled participatory sculpture incorporating a motif of large anthropomorphic puzzle pieces. The hand-drawn shapes of the puzzle pieces will be laser cut onto mirror-finished steel, and include functional ballet barres. Furthering the dialogue of dance and performative practices within the realm of contemporary art, #PUZZLED combines sculpture and performance in a single work. The sculptural installation will be activated by dancers to create unique performances throughout the duration of the artwork, open to the public for use at all times.
This is part of the inaugural public art program for The Underline, a planned world-class linear park designed to transform the underutilized land below Miami-Dade’s Metrorail into an urban trail and art destination. This project is in collaboration with The Underline, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ Art in Public Places program.