In February 2009 Purest Spiritual Pigs began an ongoing piece titled
for people not on phones.  In these “interventions”, sounds are extracted from public places, manipulated and reworked, then placed back into their original locations.  The playback volumes are set very low, making them only audible to passers by who are present in their environments. 
The first of this series of work took place in Providence R.I. during the month of february 2009.  Heléna Thompson, as a resident artist at AS220, worked w/the PSP configuration: (clausen, crenca, wade and AS220 Labs).  shapeimage_1_link_0


FOR PEOPLE NOT ON PHONES    

(February 2009)

                                              (August 2007)

                                              SHREDS

  Purest Spiritual Pigs presented the first installment of SHREDS which involved choreographers only (please see description of SHREDS 2 above).

This presentation of SHREDS also featured live music by Purest Spiritual Pigs and a video by HIJACK DANCE and Helena Thompson. The following artists were involved in SHREDS: Dylan Skybrook, Hijack, Jaime Carrera,

Jeffry Lusiak, Jessica Cressey, Heléna Thompson,Sarah Gordon,

Susan Scalf.

                        COLD MARBLE EXCHANGE (2007)

Heléna Thompson created this video by using raw video footage of HIJACK DANCE rehearsals.  The footage was manipulated and edited into a completely new work.  The soundtrack was written by helena Thompson. 

SAFETY DANCE

configuration: Susan Scalf, Natasha Hassett, Heléna Thompson

GUERRILLA GAY BAR

configuration: HIJACK, Thompson

OLVIDAME  

configuration: Jaime Carrera, Heléna Thompson

IN THE MANNER OF FLOWERS 

configuration: Dylan Skybrook, Heléna Thompson

PICKING MYSELF UP

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TRACK 17

configuration: Jessica Cressey, Heléna Thompson

                                                THE SWINE SHOW

(December 2010/ February 2011)


  As with any art form, there are always remnants left over when a piece of work is finished, a byproduct.  In SHREDS 2, Helena gave some of these  remnants (ranging in length from 30 seconds to 2 minutes) to a group of artists (choreographers, video and performance artists). The tracks they chose from, could be used in any way the artists wanted.  The artists then presented these works in THE SWINE SHOW.  In addition to presenting SHREDS 2, THE SWINE SHOW also featured live music by Purest Spiritual Pigs.  The following artists were involved in THE SWINE SHOW: Boi Bella, Nastalie Bogira, Cody Bourdot, Jaime Carrera, , Sarah Gordon, Natasha Hassett, Tyler Jensen, Jeffry Lusiak, Kelley A. Meister, Raymond Rea, Heather Spear, Heléna Thompson and Max Wirsing.

BLUE LIQUID SHOT

TISSUE CAPSULE

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DL extractions 2011

live soundtrack SF 2010

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LIVE SOUNDTRACK SAN FRANCISCO

(February 2010)


In this piece, photos by Anita Bowen were combined with video by

Heléna Thompson to create a visual backdrop.  This backdrop, became the focal point of a live improvised soundtrack, performed by Dorothy Wang and Heléna Thompson.

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