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About the Grant

$20,000 to support Sheepwoman (MAP 2007), a new work by Sue Costabile and Laetitia Sonami, which engages custom made high and low tech devices to manipulate sounds, images, and kinetic objects in a real time experiential performance. 

About the Project

LACE is commissioning artists Sue Costabile and Laetitia Sonami to develop Sheepwoman, to debut Fall 2008.  This new live cinema performance piece uses custom-made high and low tech devices to manipulate sounds, images, and kinetic objects in a real time experiential performance.  Operating out of two suitcase-sized Foley stages, Sonami and Costabile utilize elements of storytelling devices such as the shadow box and puppeteering to explore a commissioned narrative by writer Kevin Slagle through photographs, drawings, videos, and miniature lighting rigs.

Sheepwoman is inspired by Haruki Murakami's two novels "Dance, Dance, Dance" and "The Wild Sheep Chase". The artists bring the film into existence by manipulating photographs, objects, drawings, videos, shadow theater and miniature lighting rigs. Sheepwoman interweaves dreams with reality to engage the audience in witnessing the creation and dissolution of fleeting fantasies, blurring the boundaries of the cinema world and the real world.

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