Conversation with the Roots is a site-specific installation and social experience featured at the 2015 San Francisco International Performing Arts Festival under the theme of 'Bearing Witness: Surveillance Within the Drone Age'. The project aimed to raise public awareness and facilitate complex discussions surrounding the multifaceted issue of mass surveillance by encouraging interaction between performers and the public using flexible textile materials to create a dynamic environment that responded to the energies around it.This led to a vibrant level of responsiveness and fostered fresh connections among individuals who came together to engage, intersect, actively observe one another and alleviate the inhibition of immediate social responsibility within the relationship.
Conversation With The Roots
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason
Performers: Florentina Mocanu, Amy Munz, Nathalie Brilliant, Val Sinckler, Tonyanna Borkovi, Latifa Medjdoub
Sound art: Derek Phillips
Time-based video art: David Schendel.