September 5, 2017

Trio Duncan-Portuondo, Eastman, Robillard Coming to Dlectricity!

Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Angela Eastman + Maxime Robillard are coming together to bring a project that embraces many mediums to Dlectricity 2017!

“Every Side of Here: Searching for the Sacred” combines different genres of live score, performance and projection to bring wonder to viewers. The project draws on everything from scenes of people singing in religious spaces to packed dance floors in order to create connections between historical and contemporary ideas about the sacred. The performative and interactive event will be located on the grounds of the First Congregational Church.

In addition to this performance, Duncan-Portuondo, Eastman + Robillard will create a participatory mural project on the wooden wall that was built to keep the public out of the recently damaged porch area and facade of the church. You can read more about the damage that the church experienced HERE.

Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo is a Miami native, recently relocating to Detroit as an MFA candidate at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He uses light-based media to engage with community and shared memory, crafting architectural interventions, performances and installations. Angela Eastman is also an MFA student at Cranbrook, working playfully in sculpture and performance to study the connection between ecology and collective identity. She is currently completing an incubator residency at Talking Dolls Detroit, an experimental studio space co-run by another Dlectricity artist, Wes Taylor. Maxime Robillard lives in Queens, playing many roles while working as a musician and producer, furniture maker, installation artist, and set designer for photo and video shoots. He and Eastman have been collaborating since 2008.

Bringing together their unique styles and media, the trio’s work will address the overlap of traditional and contemporary; order and disorder; contemporary and divine.

Thank you so much to First Congregational Church for hosting this project!

Check out Angela Eastman and Maxime Robillard talking about their work here!

Check out their progress on Instagram: @refractologist (Duncan-Portuondo), @angelaeastman