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A multi-disciplinary study on presence and absence; the ephemeral and material; cats lost in the woods. Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith collaborate with Eric Garcia and Melissa Lewis to deconstruct the ongoing concert between permanence and impermanence.

Inspired by the philosophy of Derrida and the science behind how the brain fills in gaps of information, Good Strong Hands blends personal narrative, humor, and abstraction. The experience of absence is both questioned and celebrated through spoken word, live sound and music, task, and dance.

Premiere: March 2018

CounterPulse (San Francisco)

Photos: Yvonne Portra

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