The Eternal Drive with Jiayin Shen and Eric Dyer

January 22, 2014
Wednesday, 6pm

A Classical Piano / Live Art Synthesis
Special Evening at Tropic Cinema

Tickets: $60 / $50 for TSKW and Tropic members

Ticket includes 6pm reception
Performance begins at 6:30pm

Members of Tropic Cinema may get the discount by getting their tickets through Tropic. Please visit their site by clicking here. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Tropic box office from 1-9pm each day.

Award-winning artist / filmmaker and artist in residence Eric Dyer joins internationally renowned classical pianist Jiayin Shen for a unique synthesis of live art performance and remarkable music. Dyer has exhibited at The Hirshorn, Smithsonian, and Venice Biennale and shown films at South by Southwest and Sundance. Shen was a 2012 residency artist and serves as a member of the Peabody Conservatory faculty. She is regarded as one of the world’s premier concert pianists, and began her devotion to music at a young age, becoming the youngest student ever admitted to Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music.

Eric Dyer has dug up the zoetrope, a pre-cinema optical toy, and continuously reinvents it to create and explore a visual language of loops and spirals. When spun, the complex circular images and sculptures are a blur to the human eye but come to full animated life when viewed through the lens of a fast-shutter video camera. Dyer’s projects are exhibited as both films and installations.

Seeking spontaneity, an outlet for various experiments, and a playful break from long-term large scale installation projects, Dyer began performing zoetropes live in early 2013. His collaboration with Jiayin Shen is his first with a classically trained musician.

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