ATOM-R is a provisional collective exploring forensics, anatomy, and 21st century embodiment through performance, language and emerging technologies. Participants include Mark Jeffery (choreography) and Judd Morrissey (technology and dramaturgical systems) both of whom were members of Goat Island performance group. A given piece may have no singular fixed form but is alternately or simultaneously presented as internet art, durational live installation or a performance of fixed length.




1 MAR, 7.30PM/ 2 MAR 6PM/ 3 MAR 7.30PM

In their new work ATOM-r honours the farmer-father with an augmented reality performance featuring a herd of cows and a male choir. Rhinestone Cowboy is a celebration, a memorial, and a visual spectacle. The processional performance begins with the decoration and costuming of each cow with garment pieces (by WOW winning designer Grace Duval) adorned with sequins and rhinestones. This stunning event will conclude with a dance and choral performance, enacted as part ritual, part ceremonial, and part union. A shipping container space will provide an ongoing installation, where augmented reality allows visitors to explore a visual landscape, texts and imagery of cows, and scans of the home of the original Rhinestone Cowboy, Loy Bowlin.

Funded by School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graham Foundation for for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Kohler Foundation, WI.

Supported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund

Anatomical Theatre of Mixed Realities (ATOMr) USA

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