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Images from the production and exhibition of HOTBED Miami 2013

Photos by Christian Torres, Brookhart Jonquil, Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Bill Bilowit




Two and a Third  by Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo & Joel Rabadan

An intimate public impartation of life-changing events that have led the artists to a reverence for the human capacity of decision.

Site location: the Yard's natural northern canopy.

Elements: translucent movable colored panels, singular tri-seat structure, dancers, relators of simultaneous multiple narratives, voluntary listeners


Installation concept sketch by Duncan-Portuondo


Three-person bench sketch by Duncan-Portuondo

Three-person bench assembly by Rabadan (with Richard Haden)


On-site, choreography strategy


On-site, narrative compilation notes


On-site, choreography evening rehearsal


Exhibition (rear view)


Exhibition (spectator view)


Joel Rabadan


Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo



With the participation of

Sculpture production advisor: Richard Haden
Choreography: Hannah Drozd
Dancers: Elizabeth Arencibia, Zoe Austine, Sarah Drisko, Christine Flores, Savannah Friend, Adam Leguerre
Performance docent: Katelynn Draper





Between Light and Matter  by Jessie Laino & Michelle Izquierdo

A reverential observance, interpretation and reiteration of nature's power to command our attention and provoke a response.

Site location: the Yard's central tree.

Elements: wood structures, mechanical synthetic forms, variably transmissive materials, Polaroid cameras, operators


On-site, Laino tests materials


Izquierdo's base objects are stripped mechanical toys

On site, Laino and co-performer Anthony Anaya before opening


Exhibition: Laino distributes Polaroid views to visitors


Exhibition: Laino captures views with Polaroid camera


Exhibition: shifting shadows of synthetic mechanics, wind on flora


Exhibition: one of the 240 distributed Polaroids


Exhibition: one of the 240 distributed Polaroids


Jessie Laino


Michelle Izquierdo



With the participation of

Sculpture production: Kayla Delacerda, Rafael Alvarez





Boundless  by Chad Cunha & Junli Kato

An immersive scenario revering the inner duality of emotional weight and weightlessness, of feeling earthbound and skyward.

Site location: the Yard's southern field, entrance & egress.

Elements: sculptural scenic object, character performance, large-scale textile gateway


Diagram of The Yard's central tree by production advisor Alejandro Contreras, in preparation for Kato's sculpture


Cunha erects textile gateway sculptural rigging

Kato studies The Yard's central tree for her sculpture


Kato's sculpture of a tree stump takes shape


Exhibition: performer Carlos Suarez de Jesus and Kato sculpture


Exhibition: the performer shares Miami histories


Exhibition: Kato's tree trunk with laminated text in ring formations, a reverential evocation of Silverstein's "The Giving Tree"


Exhibition: Cunha's gateway sheer textile sculpture interacting with The Yard's skyscape

Chad Cunha


Junli Kato



With the participation of

Sculpture production: Richard Haden, Aemi Thorne, Kenmei Kato, Edgar Cuarezma, Melina Kato






Presented in collaboration with project sponsor

New World School of the Arts






Hosted by

CasaLin






Project production adviser

Alejandro Contreras





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