OCT 12 - 13, 2013

Adjacent Possible II











PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: SAT 10/12              6 - 10 pm SUN 10/13              1 - 4 pm For directions

Cost: No charge to the public - donations accepted


“The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the repesent can reinvent itself.  The strange and beautiful truth about the adjacent possible is that its boundaries grow as you explore them.  Each new combination opens up the possibility of other new combinations.”

Writer, Steven Johnson describing Biologist Stuart Kaufman’s Theory for which the performance was named.

Creative Teams include the innovative minds and talents of: Andrew Hunter  -   Rebecca Goodman   -   Christopher Commons - Lisa Caraway   -   Laura White   -   Bedrieh Caraway - Kerry Greenwood   -   Traci Ostertag   -   Teresa Patchett  - Elmira Mohebali   -   Yasamin Nouriboushehri   - Asha Sheshadri   


SPACE 4 ART will be pulling out the stops with a new take on our 2010 spectacular Adjacent PossibleADJACENT POSSIBLE II will showcase five "experiences" created by teams of local artists, scientists and educators to explore the potential of  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics):

Interactive Environments - Technology will monitor the movements of performers and participants to create shifting 3D projected environments (Computer Arts, Dance & Technology)

Mechanical Grace - Participants will experience circus aerialists while exploring kinesiology and anatomy on their smart phones (Mobile Computer Arts, Aerial Arts, Physics & Biomedicine)

Signaling Pathways - Dancers will illuminate the complex nature of virus/host interaction through movement and the manipulation of painted stone sculptures (Visual Arts, Dance & Biology)

Enkidu's Habitat - Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest literary text, provides the foundation for a choreographed performance of dancers and video to reveal ancient sociology in the interactions between men and women (Computer Arts, Theater, Dance & Sociology)

Ecotonal - An audio visual dissection of soundscape and physicality in the zoological institution to illuminate the influence of human perception of the natural and manmade environment (Zoology, Sociology and Performance)

Special performances by the San Diego Puppetry Guild (Max Daily), Glottalopticon (Meghan Welsh, Bonnie Lander, Sean Conway, Batya MacAdam-Somer) and Stay Strange (Michael J Stevens, Monochromacy).


Financial support for the Adjacent Possible II performances is provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.










Community Partners include:


San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce