The Interstellar Species Survey

The Interstellar Species Survey is an interactive installation/performance created for Artscape 2008 in collaboration with Paige Shuttleworth. It consisted of a 9' tall x 18' diameter, octagonal spacecraft and 8 performers in elaborate “alien” costumes. The craft’s interior contained numerous control panels, simulated technology and various tests that spectators were subjected to upon entering the installation. Several video displays ran throughout the day accompanied by a soundtrack of ambient ‘alien’ noise. As the sun set the craft was lit from the inside with built-in light effects and projections onto the fabric hull that were visible from inside and out.