Cimmerian Light

installation - scenic design
Felicia Glidden Set design and build for solo dance improvisation by Sharon Mansur. Steel, fiberglass resin, cast rubber, cotton string, electrical cords, light bulbs 2010

This set design and build project for dancer Sharon Mansur included a kinetic hanging sculpture made of steel and rubber, small fiberglass containers based on the work of Eva Hesse, and hanging steel screens for refracting the light.

Felicia Glidden
Scenic Design / Build

Sharon Mansur
Choreographer / Dancer

Andrew Dorman
Lighting Design

Tzveta Kassabova
Costume Design / Build

Bruce Carter
Sound

Boris Willis
Video

“Solo embodying literal and metaphorical ideas concerning darkness and light, and the concept of wabi-sabi, inspired also, in part, by the work of visual artists Eva Hesse and Ana Mendieta. ” S. Mansur

Performed at Movement Research at Judson Church, New York City in November 2011, full premiere at University of Maryland, February 2011; and also performed at the RADFest Alternative Dance Festival, Michigan, March 2011.

Dance Magazine:

…with Sharon Mansur, whose cimmerian light meditated quietly on the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi—finding beauty in the imperfect, incomplete, and impermanent. The set, by Felicia Glidden, was exquisite, with its hanging sculptures of wires and paper, lit by the soft glow of lanterns. While the movement was peaceful and pleasing to watch, it hit the same note the whole way through, rarely changing pacing, tone, or depth.”           Emily Macel Theys – 2011

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Ped Pex Power Pod

 

A 2009 Art shanty project, this was an experiment in whether our guests could generate enough electricity using pedal power to boil water and make coffee in an ice house on the a frozen lake. I collaborated with my siblings Veronica and Colin Glidden and for 5 weekends (+Weds.) we were on Medicine Lake making coffee. We received a grant from the Art Shanty Projects, and our friends supported the project with materials and cash.  We invited musicians to play. You can see and read more on the original blog.

video sound recorded  live  on Medicine Lake of Tim Kaiser (Electronics) Shawn Glidden + Friends (Old Timey), Emme, Issac + Martha (´poetry). Mix by F. Glidden