REPLICA, a collaborative performance piece by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz, examines memory loss, pattern recognition, and perceptual faculties as they apply to the human body. The piece employs built spaces, objects, lighting, and other media to create the illusion of an expanded space through the use of video and/or still images. REPLICA creates situations onstage that could not veritably exist in physical space. This happens through the use of creative geography in video and built spaces, transporting movement to different locations that appear to be just outside the audience’s sightline.
REPLICA has been commissioned by the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS), Washington, DC, with support from the Harman Center. Additional presentation support is being provided by the New Museum, Carré d’Art de Nîmes, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and USArtists International, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.