LIMITS

A performance/film hybrid.

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LIMITS

LIMITS is the Seattle-based performance/film hybrid formed by dancer Corrie Befort and sound artist Jason E Anderson in 2014. The duo draw upon their extensive involvement with improvisation, film, video art, installation and experimental performance to investigate psychological experiences of time, memory and perception. LIMITS live performances disorient, disrupt and reorganize space/context, as a means to engage a fully sensate experience. These ultra-physical, often volatile performances generate scenarios that lead to new, iterative works of film, installation, audio recordings and large-scale performances.

LIMITS has performed for festivals including Debacle, Corridor, Dream Cargo, 2 Day (S1, Portland) and the Yellow Fish Epic Durational Festival. Their debut film 'A Rendering', shot and edited by Adam Diller, premiered in Winter of 2016 at the Northwest Film Forum and is currently being considered at film festivals in the US and abroad. For June of 2017 LIMITS will be in a residency in Fraine, Italy developing new work.

LIMITS has been supported by the Office of Arts and Culture Seattle, 4Culture, and 10 Degrees.

"Seattle duo LIMITS—Anderson and avant-garde dancer/choreographer Corrie Befort—make every live performance a riveting and baffling onslaught of jarring electronic abstractions and beguiling movement in the service of psychological disorientation."
Dave Segal, The Stranger

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Corrie Befort | dancer/choreographer

Corrie Befort is a Seattle-based dancer, choreographer, designer and filmmaker whose collaborative performance works have been presented and commissioned nationally and in Japan and Belgium. Her primary partnerships are with performance company Salt Horse (Beth Graczyk, Angelina Baldoz), LIMITS (Jason E Anderson), and with composer Tom Baker. Her award-winning dance films have screened in festivals internationally since 2002. Corrie builds movement-inspired, physically-activated visual art and effects, scenography and costuming. Artists she has worked with include Cherdonna/Jody Keuhner, Mark Haim, and artists working with Deborah Hay solos (Shannon Stewart, Mary Margaret Moore).

Jason E Anderson | sound artist

Jason E Anderson is an artist from Seattle whose work includes performance, recorded works, video, installation, and music for dance. He creates sound using synthesis, acoustic recordings, programming and text. His work emerges from the traditions of experimental music and sound art. Anderson performs and records music under his own name, as Spare Death Icon, in LIMITS with Corrie Befort, and as a member of network computer music collective Mesh Collaborative . He is an active performer, an organizer/producer of performance events in the Pacific Northwest, and he publishes the recorded work of his contemporaries on his experimental music record labels Gift Tapes and DRAFT.

Performance:

FUTURE:

May 19, 2017
Timbre Room, Seattle WA, 6:30
LIMITS_010, with G.S. Sultan & Norm Chambers.

May 18, 2017
The Rendezvous, Seattle WA, 8pm
LIMITS_009, with Marion Walker.

PAST:

January 23, 2016
Equinox Studios, Seattle WA
LIMITS_008 2P3T (Hallway, sphere version), for Corridor Festival presented by Elevator with Rene Hell, Raica, Ahnnu & many others

October 1, 2015
Kremwerk, Seattle WA
LIMITS_007 177 (Hallway, ulterior version) with Matt Shoemaker

August 21, 2015
Chapel Performance Space, Seattle WA
LIMITS_006 Ledge + special guest: Ian Halloran for Gift Tapes Presents with MSHR, Million Mists, & RM Francis

July 25, 2015
Hedreen Gallery, Seattle WA
LIMITS_005 4 Hour Scored Improvisation + special guest: Ian Halloran for Yellow Fish Epic Durational Performance Festival

March 25, 2015
Kremwerk, Seattle WA
LIMITS_004 Hallway with Matt Carlson, Raica & Garek J Druss

Feb 28, 2015
S1, Portland OR
LIMITS_003 Consistency (2nd iteration) + special guest: Emily Stone with Jamie Potter, Daniel Castledine, Golden Donna/Ant'lrd collab, Xnor DJ

Sept 7, 2014
Seattle University, Seattle WA
LIMITS_002 Consistency for "Dream Cargo, Three Nights of Alternative Listening in the Cisco Morris Biodiversity Garden" presented by New Mystics, Hedreen Gallery & SU with Garek J Druss, Raica & Tiny Vipers

May 31, 2014
Black Lodge, Seattle WA
LIMITS_001 Ambiguity + special guest: Ian Halloran for Debacle Festival

Film:

'A Rendering'

LIMITS: A Rendering

LIMITS, in association with filmmaker Adam Diller, premiere A Rendering, a two-part iterative dance film. Sound, space, and movement emerge as characters in a hypnotic, parallel universe that yields unusual psychological and physical states.

Screenings:

May 21, 2017 - San Francisco Cinematheque's CROSSROADS 2017
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

December 5, 2016 - Velocity's Next Dance Cinema 2017
Northwest Film Forum

November 17 & December 3, 2016 - Seattle Premiere
Northwest Film Forum. Screening was followed by a discussion with LIMITS artists.

This film was created with the support of 4Culture & Office of Arts & Culture

4 Culture   Office of Arts & Culture Seattle

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