Liminality: Art on the Threshhold

*Project Bandaloop
*Joshua Kit Clayton
*San Francisco Parkour


Project Bandaloop
Excerpts from Portal
   The Men's Duet and On the River

Originally commissioned for the Lewis & Clark Centennial as a site-specific work for a bridge spanning the Missouri River, Portal celebrates the majesty of the American West and the spirit of exploration that inspires people to venture into unknown worlds.

National Endowment for the Arts

Portal is supported in part by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts.

Joshua Kit Clayton
I've Been Thinking About Cults

A secular ceremony devoted to a recent obsession. The premiere performance of I've Been Thinking About Cults plays off the indeterminate states found in spiritual ceremonies by combining audience participation with video footage of an expanding foam sculpture.

Improvisational Surgery for Dummies

Lumper/Splitter's Improvisational Surgery for Dummies, a sophisticated version of experiments originally attempted in their childhood tree fort, will use effects manipulation, looping, amplified objects, and homemade instruments to create a spontaneous composition and visual treat for the medically challenged.

San Francisco Parkour

As creator David Belle defines it, parkour is "an art that helps you pass any obstacle to go from point A to point B using only the abilities of the human body." Traceurs (parkour practicioners) focus on precision movements to overcome obstacles in the most efficient manner possible.

In the spirit of reinterpreting public space, select traceurs from around the Bay will apply their skills to the Exploratorium. Look for daring jumps, vaults, precision moves, flips, spins, and other "freerunning" movements as traceurs turn the museum into their playground!