echo::system is a project conceived as a series of five, large-scale, multi-media environments constructed for both live performance and interactive installation. Each environment corresponds to a natural habitat: #1 Abyss, #2 Desert, #3 Forest, #4 Prairie and #5 Volcano.
Collectively these are known as “ActionStations“, each parallels a natural environment in our world and are developed with altered histories, timescales, and ecological protocol. This 5-part series of imagined environments is viewed both as a multi-media installation and a music/dance performance, conceived by composer/choreographer/performer Grisha Coleman. Through the research and observation of natural and urban habitats, echo::system is a performance of constructed nature that looks at integrated systems and resonant patterns in the contemporary landscape. Performers and viewers co-exist within a sensory rich, immersive environment, witnessing the story that unfolds as a way to re-examine contemporary urban life.