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Collapse (Suddenly Falling Down)
2007

Photo by Luiza Silva

by Della Davidson, in collaboration with geologists Louise Kellogg and Dawn Sumner, computer scientists Michael Neff and Oliver Kreylos, and physicist Jim Crutchfield, with text by Ed Gaible

A joint production with the Mondavi Center

From the collapse of the social order in Rwanda, to the twin towers falling and the ice caps melting into the sea, we fear the disintegration of the systems upon which we depend. This unique collaboration between artists and scientists uses computer-generated images in an interactive environment to illustrate how systems fail and patterns reorganize. The piece was commissioned by the Mondavi Center as part of the Creativity Project, a year-long event that celebrates the work and spirit of choreographer Merce Cunningham, who has been in the forefront of using technological systems to explore choreographic ideas.

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