Brown Arts

Kym Moore: Do Eye Know You?

Fall 2024
A multidimensional performance project that travels from 13th-century France to civil rights-era Selma, Alabama, to realms of existence beyond the third dimension.

An Artistic Innovators Residency

Public Sharings

Fall 2024

Work in Incubation

Teaching: ARTS1910: Artist@Work: Kym Moore & Renee Fitzgerald
(Spring '24 course to incubate Fall '24 project)
Commission: Do Eye Know You? An Immersive Media and Live Performance Experience
Collaborative Residency

Road Map

Kym Moore, Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown, embarks on a Collaborative Residency with her renowned Antigravity Performance Project, inviting students and Brown communities into the iterative processes of genre-pushing project creation, from concept to production. Do Eye Know You? takes the viewer/audience into a multi-dimensional world that imagines a shared past between two archetypal figures: Sienna (an African-American woman) and Jason (a white man) living in present day Harlem. While their initial encounter begins with a conflict regarding gentrification, it also becomes the catalyst for a journey that takes them into past lives spanning 13th century France, the Civil Rights Era in Selma, Alabama, and realms of existence beyond third dimensional reality.

About the Artist

Kym Moore HeadshotKym Moore (Director/Multidisciplinary Theatermaker) is co-founder/co-artistic director of Antigravity Performance Project and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. She has directed, devised and written plays and performance works that explore multiple dimensions of human existence through performance. Her experimentation with interactive media technology began in the late nineties when she collaborated with computer scientists to construct the “Brainmachine,” an interactive biofeedback device that utilized an actor’s brainwaves to activate lights, sound, and video in real time. Her work has been seen nationally and internationally including La MaMa ETC, SoHo Rep, Joe’s Pub, Women’s Project, Belgrade Theater (UK) and SIBFEST (Romania).  An interest in String Theory, Intersectionality, and Quantum Physics shape her approach to crafting performance. She is passionate about collaboration as a means to disrupt hierarchical structures in pursuit of “the horizontal” or most expansive multidimensional view of the world and its inhabitants.

Renée Suprenant Fitzgerald (Scenic Design) is Lecturer of Set Design at Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies (TAPS). She is an Academic Advisor and Design Mentor for all students interested in pursuing specialties in Theatrical Design and Production, and oversees the TAPS Department Senior Slot Production each year. Renée teaches courses in Theatrical Production Design, Set Design, Scenic Painting, and Director/ Designer Collaboration. She is also a professional Set Designer and Scenic Artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Her design aesthetic balances a sense of heightened poetic visuals with an elegant practicality. Her design method is heavily rooted in the collaborative process, which results in designs that are tailored to the technical needs and the artistic vision of each production. She specializes in creating designs for new works and re-imagining the established canon.

Design team also includes Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez (Projection Designer/Systems) Designer), Michael Costagliola (Composer/Sound Design), Kameron Neal (Motion Graphics Design), Shanti Pillai (Choreographer/Movement Specialist), Jasmine Lesane (Lighting Design), Candace Hunter (Visual Artist and Water Rights Activist); with contributions from Todd Winkler (composer and multimedia artist and Co-Director of Brown’s Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments), Henriette Rietveld (dramaturg), and Barrie Cline (Consultant: Public Art and Social Change).