Lydian Junction (2011-2015) created intense, irreverent, interdisciplinary live art at the intersection of performance, video art, installation, music, and dance.
Lydian Junction was born in when conceptual artist / director Sarah Cameron Sunde brought together dancer Dages Juvelier Keates, composer Christopher Berg and actor Oliver Burns to experiment with performance form and content creation. Each member in the cohort had been working locally and internationally in their individual mediums for many years, and the goal was to go into the unknown, trusting each individual’s expertise in their own field, and find new ways of making. Their interdisciplinary experimental live art and video works attempted to honor each individual while striving to find a collaborative practice that could sustain itself in the modern economy. Active from 2011 to 2015, with the support of many collaborators, Lydian Junction developed site-specific, durational performance events for the [UN]Fair Art Show (UNTITLED #5), New Georges’ The Room (SATAN IN DRAG), The End (UNTITLED #4), Cornelia Street Cafe (UNTITLED #4.5), Brooklyn Arts Exchange (WHAT COUNTS), Hybrid Theatreworks (REVOLUTION), and Figment Festival on Governor’s Island (TO THE TABLE). Their work was featured in a 20-page spread in the second edition of CHANCE Magazine and received support through residencies at New Georges, 3LD Art & Technology Center, Chashama, and the Watermill Center.
Photo/video documentation credits: 1, 3, 4, 6 by collaborator Karla Carballar, 2 by Irina Patkanian, 5 by Fitz Patton.