The Vortex & Outside the Vortex

The Vortex (working title: Double Bind) is a video loop installation with accompanying booklet, intended for full-wall projection in a gallery setting. The current version of The Vortex is here.

The Vortex installation is the third work in the Vortex series. It is based on a workshop performance of Outside the Vortex (2015 – ongoing), a dance performance in which an interactive vortex “partners” with the dancers. It uses the methodology and programming developed for Dream Vortex, but focuses on a different sort of dream, the aspirations of researchers who don’t fit stereotypical norms of gender, ethnicity or outlook. Their true stories become a springboard for imaginative, empathetic reflections on diversity and creativity. Our Hatch Fund video about Outside the Vortex is here and documentation from the workshop performance in Los Angeles is here. The workshop tested our choreography with projection concept and was an invaluable step towards the fully developed performance coming in 2018.


Choreographer Donna Sternberg, with dancers Christian Fajardo and Nicole Powell, improvise movement with the Dream Vortex in preparation for Outside the Vortex.