Our Eyes Will Adjust

Our Eyes Will Adjust is an experiential immersive performance and installation. With an attention to perception and embodied seeing this work explores the multidimensionality of our energetic and material interconnections to the visibly hidden.  The work moves from the perception of the individual self at the center of experience to the Universal Self  – weaved into the web of Universal matrix which is cyclically governed rather than centrally focused. Influenced by ancestry, nature and new technology, the work is presented in three different settings: live in-person performance, live streamed performance and dance on film.  OEWA is a dance of the in between where the boundaries of dualities of light and darkness, energy and matter, form and formless meet, converse, and entangle. 


Audience Quotes

“…What a privilege to witness pure beauty flourish into such amazing ness! So great to stand in the depths of your heart and soul…”

“…so beautiful! loved the edits and stringing together of similar imagery that was all beautifully composed…and the performance was striking…”

“…The livestream made me think of what the in person show would have been like. Funny how it worked out that I saw the install prior to the livestream. It gave me connections throughout that I could make early on. My favourite were the scenes on the beach especially from far. The ending felt complete. Like she could take a breath and so did I…”



Senior Supervisor | Robert Kitsos
Supervising Committee | Peter Dickinson and Siying Duan
External Supervisor | Cristina Bucci 

Technical Production | Supervision | Support| Gillian Hanemayer, Nicole Lamb, Miles Lavkulich, Kyla Gardiner, Paula ViitanenAldazosa, Wladimiro Woyno Rodriguez, Jean Routhier, Rodney Fenske, Darryl Strohan, Dylan Walmsley, Leif Liu, Bernice Paet, Zack Faulks, Kenny Sue, Niall

In Co-composition With:
Composer | Charlie Cooper
Technical Director (Phase 2) | Kevin Kiju Kim 
Costume Design | Marsha Roddy and Katherine Liu
Projection and Lighting Design | Jack Chipman
Cinematographer and Photographer | Sydney Bunning
Programmer and Technical Support | Steven Kobza
Videographer and Photographer (Short film in Performance) | Madeline Peacock
Indigenous Studies Advisor | Tina Robinson
Set Design and Installation (Phase 2) | Giselle Liu (Suggestions From Mansi Patel)
Set Design and Co-Techncial Director (Phase 1) | Megan Lane and June Hsu

Special Thanks:

Marsha Roddy, Aakansha Ghosh, Mansi Patel, Olivia Valenza, Faune Ybarra, Bronwen McVeigh, Ellen Yang, Patricia Sterritt, Pearl Innes, Russell Mather, Katherine and Steven Liu, Raymond Liu, Ella Ferland, Jessica Bruce, and Spectrum City Dance.

Support from:

BC Arts Council Scholarship Award Program

Presented by the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University. 

This work will be presented at School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, on the unceded territory of the –Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səlío lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. It was created at SCA and in Prince Rupert, Canada, on the unceded territories of the Tsymy’sen nation.