Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson are founding directors of slowdanger, a multidisciplinary performance duo based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Taylor and Anna use performance as ritual practice to delve into patterns of the circular rhythm of life. Within this process, they use collected field recordings, writings, found objects and performative structures to create their episodic body of work, ‘the memory series’. With each work that is put forth, a deeper understanding is found through the practice of making. slowdanger generates a thickness of memory through filtering veiled remembrances until they are distilled to their simplest form. Repurposing their own product so it remains constantly in process. This ever evolving process is akin to the construction zone where inspiration was drawn for the name, slowdanger. Breaking ground to build upon the demolished surface. Using old structures to innovate a new concept or construction. Anna/Taylor have created with Jasmine Hearn, Maree Remalia|merrygogo, Beth Corning, Mark C. Thompson, The Pillow Project|Pearlann Porter,Jil Stifel, Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson, Mario Ashkar Film and others. slowdanger has presented work in the VIA festival (PGH), The Andy Warhol Museum (PGH), Kahlon (BMORE), the CURRENT SESSIONS (NY), Honcho (PGH), The Pittsburgh Biennial(2015), and the KST newmoves Contemporary Dance Festival (2015). Anna and Taylor alongside David Bernabo are curators of Lightlab Performance Series, a platform for experimental performance (www.lightlabpgh.com). In June 2016, slowdanger debuted their full-length work, 'memory 4' ,as a part of the New Hazlett's CSA series and released FEED∆YOUR∆DEMON on La Squadra (SQU006).
photos by: Justin Mock