Intimacy with Disappearance

Ævium: Intimacy with Disappearance


We were proud to co-host this sold out event at the Natural History Institute in March 2018:

Ævium is a collaborative, time-based, female, inter-generational dance theater ensemble with a 24-year history of working together.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 23 & 24, 6:30-10 PM 

Intimacy with Disappearance is a meditation on aging, gender, our relationships to each other and to the natural environment.

Presented as a durational performance installation integrating dance, live music, film and photography, the audience is invited to come and go throughout the evening.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2-3:30 PM 


What is the role of natural history – “the practice of attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than-human world” – in the process of creativity? How can an ensemble of collaborative artists attempt to represent the spirit of place, the nuance of landscape?

The members of Ævium, in collaboration with The Natural History Institute, will offer a free panel discussion about their premier work, Intimacy with Disappearance. This discussion will focus on the group’s experience of developing works of art through extensive time spent in the natural environment, and will highlight its artistic process in this current body of work. In the creation of this project, nine artists of differing ages and creative mediums converged in the northwest corner of the Great Basin, at the Playa Fellowship Residency Program in Central Oregon. Through their experiences with the land and each other, a variety of prominent themes emerged that informed and shaped their artistic work.

The panel will consist of four of the nine artists, including Delisa Myles, Project Coordinator/Choreographer, and will be moderated by Tom Fleischner, Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, also a former resident at Playa.

Photography ©Miana Jun


Intimacy with disappearance