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Eames Armstrong: SPELL

May 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Stay a spell, spell a word, cast a spell.

D.C.-based performance artist Eames Armstrong‘s premieres Spell at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. This experimental new performance looks at how we mark time, language that is unspoken, and the everyday rituals that permeate our lives. Can we evade fixedness through abstraction, can gestures be transformative? This performance is about searching through the ordinary for new processes of becoming.

On the eve of the May full moon, dance is an invocation, a celebration of confusion and multiplicity. Armstrong developed the choreography and performs Spell with Hayley Cutler/darlingdance. The duo responds to the unique architecture and long atrium of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Chris Rasley‘s live electronic music will accompany them.

Spell is an evening-length event with a discussion following the performance. It is best suited for 18+ audience.

The event is free, but RSVPs are requested via Eventbrite or email:


About Eames Armstrong

Eames Armstrong works in performance, noise, language, and time. Eames has performed at the Fringe platform at the Venice International Performance Art Week (Italy), Houston International Performance Art Biennale (Texas), Transmodern Festival (Baltimore, MD), Mobius, Inc. (Cambridge, MA), Rats9 (Montreal, Quebec), Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn, NY), Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (Chicago, IL), Capital Fringe Festival (Washington, D.C.), and many other artist-run and alternative spaces. They curated the 2013 Supernova Performance Art Festival (Rosslyn, VA), programmed a monthly performance seriesSoapbox at Hillyer Art Space (Washington, D.C.), they have co-curated events at Panoply Performance Lab (Brooklyn, NY) and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA), and have organized exhibitions in D.C. at Delicious Spectacle, 87FLORIDA, Studio 1469, Hole in the Sky, and Gallery 102 at George Washington University. Eames received a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010 with focus in painting, performance, and art history, and will complete an MFA in studio art with an unofficial minor in dance from George Washington University in 2016. Eames likes challenge, and art that is difficult.


May 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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