THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENTS
A unique fusion of dance and visual art
Part of the virtual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Monday, June 8, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
(June 2, 2020) Visual art and dance are at the forefront of holding pattern, an innovative and interactive component of the 2020 virtual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. holding pattern is a new dance film created by slowdanger artistic directors Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson, in response to Miguel Chevalier’s interactive installation Complex Meshes 2020, which is currently installed at Wood Street Galleries, a downtown gallery operated by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. holding pattern will stream live on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at TrustArts.org/TRAF. The performance will include an exclusive interview with the artists, exploring the inspiration behind the piece.
In light of the current challenges facing our country, this work now carries much deeper relevance. holding pattern presents a future landscape where individuals must remain covered from the elements, due to risk of environmental and societal infection. Beings are immersed in digital and saturated worlds, alienating themselves from each other and communicating through expressive gestures and the responses from their environment. holding pattern illuminates the liminal space we currently occupy and questions the potential future of an increasingly digitized and globalized world. This film was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for exhibition at Wood Street Galleries in collaboration with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Following the livestream, the public will have the opportunity to view the performance and interview for the duration of the Festival, by going to TrustArts.org/TRAF
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Wood Street Galleries is located at 601 Wood Street. Gallery hours: Wed. & Thur. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. Wood Street Galleries is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit TrustArts.org
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. TrustArts.org