A Short clip- of some of the raw footage from the Chris Strouth/Paris1919 show Antarctica, from February of 2014 at the Public Functionary gallery. Movement by Deborah Jinza-Thayer movement architecture. Dancers:Deborah Jinza Thayer, Renee Copeland, Missa Kes, Genevieve Muench, Sharon Picasso and Taylor Shevey. Music: Mike Croswell-Lap Steel, Randall Davidson-cello, Tim Ritter-bass, Mykl Westbrooks - Guitar and Eric White-water drumming conducted by Chris Strouth. Video :Brian Jacoby Photos: Michael Johnson. and don’t forget to catch the new show Safe as Houses: http://ift.tt/1r2nHDx ABOUT ANTARCTICA Antarctica was composed during Strouth’s recovery from a kidney transplant in 2009 and reflects the isolation of going through a singular event that has a profound impact on your life. It’s about looking into the void and the void looking back. Antarctica speaks to the experience of walking through that chasm—a feeling that most people have been able to relate to in some form, at one time or another. However, Strouth’s composition is also about perseverance and tenacity, using 1,000 years of Antarctica’s physical evolution as a metaphor. - Multiple video projections throughout the gallery in collaboration with Vid Tiger and animator Justin Guenther of Wonderhaus. -glacier installation by Asia Ward.