SOMA 2020- CONTACT

SOMA2020- Contact
25    |  Feb 28 - 29, 2020  |  8:30AM - 10:00PM
Highways Performance Space and Gallery

SOMA 2020 
Highways Performance Space
1651 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
½ block north of Olympic Blvd.  SOMA 2020- CONTACT 
February 28th and 29th, 2020 8:30 pm CONTACT is a performance about bodies coming together and becoming undone through sound, movement, touch, and play. Bodies encounter other bodies, whether human-animal or material, whether fabric or image or nature’s detritus. CONTACT occurs through the unexpected, which brings risk and joy while inviting stillness and presence and the unknown. CONTACT is brought to you by SOMA 2020, aka Magdalena Edwards & Sohani Holland & special guests, including the live performance audiovisual alchemists Peter Johnson x Amy Zimmitti (Giedion | Kirscher, Coredark Laboratories), and multidisciplinary artist Amanda Maciel Antunes. CONTACT happens before the eyes of the audience and performers, a shared experience of consciousness through layers of containment, contrast, conflict, and connection. Magdalena Edwards - a Visiting Scholar at UCLA’s Latin American Institute - is a writer, actor, and translator obsessed with hybridity, border-crossings, and the creative process in all its public intimacies. Sohani Holland is a Los Angeles-based artist and creative director who uses performance and textiles as mediums for documenting and storytelling. Magdalena & Sohani are SOMA 2020. More at @sohanidesigns and @msmagda8lena 

 "We Welcome You Here - CONVENE” is an art show centered on community & transformation, the challenges of contemporary society & its antidotes. Curated by Sohani Holland & Magdalena Edwards at Highways through March 2020, “We Welcome You Here - CONVENE” opens with a reception on February 29th at 6:00 pm (before CONTACT at 8:30 pm). Participating artists include Amanda Maciel Antunes, ARATA collective (Jason Araújo + Philip Salta), Nick Malis, Isaac Gimenez, Patricia Lino, El Care Barbie, Vulva la Resistencia, Hushidar Mortezaie, Mohtadi Mirak, Dominic Gallelli, and Johnny Otto.     Performance Tickets: $20.00 Student and Senior $25.00 General Admission Gallery Show Reception: Free and Open to the Public Feb 28 - https://highwaysperformance.org/event/soma-2020-contact-1/ Feb 29 - https://highwaysperformance.org/event/soma-2020-contact-2/