Spider's Canvas / Arachnadrone

Feb. 16 at 9pm, Feb. 17 at 3pm, Feb. 18 at 7pm
$5 for MIT community, $10 General Admission

February 16, 2019 / 9:00pm
February 17, 2019 / 3:00pm
February 18, 2019 / 7:00pm

Spider’s Canvas / Arachnodrone (US Premiere) is an immersive, multi-sensory performance and installation based on the complex tent webs of the South American cyrtaphora citricola spider. The project is co-created by Ian Hattwick, Christine Southworth, Isabelle Su and Evan Ziporyn, and inspired by the work of Tomás Saraceno and MIT Professor Markus Buehler. Spider’s Canvas is—quite literally—an interspecies collaboration.

Spider’s Canvas was inspired and commissioned by visual artist Tomás Saraceno, and was premiered in November as part of Saraceno’s acclaimed ON AIR exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

To see excerpts of the Paris performances, please visit arachnodrone.com.

Spider’s Canvas is a co-production of MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, MIT Music & Theater Arts, MIT Civil & Environmental Engineering.

After the live performances in MIT theater building W97, the piece will be installed in MIT.nano building 12 later in Spring 2019.

MIT News:
Spider web music: An inspiring harmony of art and science

The Washington Post:
‘Spider’s Canvas/Arachnodrone’: A web of otherworldly music

Image: Spider’s Canvas performance during Tomas Saraceno’s exhibition ON AIR at Palais de Tokyo with Christine Southworth in Paris, France on November 23, 2018. Photo courtesy of Aurelie Cenno.

 

Sourced from Arts at MIT