pr0xy-fl3$h: requiem, an interactive performance in three parts


Fri May 10 2024 at 06:00 pm to Fri Jun 14 2024 at 05:00 pm


Generator Space by Amplify Arts | Omaha, NE

Amplify's next Generator Series project opens May 10th.
About this Event

pr0xy-fl3$h: requiem, an interactive performance in three parts, Amplify’s next Generator Series project organized by Alex Jacobsen and Lauren Simpson, explores the energy of nonverbal communication between bodies, and its interplay with space. Opening Friday, May 10th at 6pm, the exhibition invites guests to embody new ways of engaging with these rhythms during co-creation processes of Deep Listening and Contact Improvisation. 

Guests are welcomed by a Medical Professional, played by Casey Albert Welsch, and offer their consent before entering the space. Once inside, they’re enveloped in soundscapes by Alex Jacobsen and Natalie Hanson/Facade Queen that evoke the hum of breathing together. Reciprocal movements conceptualized by Lauren Simpson and initiated by Erin Brandt and Natalie Hanson/Facade Queen invite embodied participation from guests and layer moments of physically articulated spatial change onto the exhibition. Guests are then guided through the final leg of their pr0xy-fl3$h journey during an intimately calibrated performance by Alex Jacobsen.

The public opening of pr0xy-fl3$h: requiem on May 10th from 6pm - 9pm is free and open to all. Up to five guests will be welcomed into the gallery at a time. After the opening, regular gallery hours are by appointment. Please register in Eventbrite for a time to visit. 

  • Exhibition Dates: May 10th - June 14th, 2024
  • Opening Reception: May 10th; 6pm - 9pm 
  • Regular Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Fridays; 1pm - 5pm by appointment.

Generator Space is wheelchair accessible and located on a fairly busy street with a decent amount of traffic. Please use crosswalks for safety. Unmetered street parking is available on Vinton Street, 18th Street, and neighborhood streets to the north and west of the space. 

Generator Series programming is presented with support from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

About the Artists: 

Erin Brandt, an Omaha native, began dancing as a student of classical ballet and pointe through Ballet Omaha from elementary through college. In 2013, Erin began to explore modern dance. Since then, she has had incredible opportunities to study with Bandaloop in Oakland, CA & Gaga technique with Margarida Macieira. Performance opportunities including guest artist spots in both live and film production with tbd an Omaha based dance collective. Choreographic,film and performance opportunities with Fortuna Producción Escénica in Jalisco, Mexico, Andre VanderVelde and Karla Adolphe. Erin considers it a great honor to continue down her path as an artist, working alongside the incredible artists of Vōx Dance Collective. 

Natalie Hanson/Facade Queen is a multidisciplinary music, theater and movement artist from Tacoma, Washington residing in Omaha. She came to Omaha in 2014 to study Musical Theatre and Dance and is also a self taught musician and producer. In Omaha, Natalie has performed with the Bluebarn Theatre and The Rose Children’s Theatre, where she recently served as a full time company member and Associate Director of Early Childhood Education. Her solo project “Facade Queen” was nominated for Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Pop from the OEAA awards and her duo project “Twin Pages” was recently nominated for Outstanding Alt/Indie. Natalie has performed professionally in Chicago, Illinois with Comedy Dance Chicago and Teatro Vista Theatre. Natalie has also collaborated with her sister, Emilie and local artists on their experimental music duo “Court The Muse” and has been a past recipient of Amplify Arts Generator Grant Series. Natalie is interested in exploring many topics in her work including mixed race identity, art for the very young, food, dance accessibility and connecting the community. 

Alex Jacobsen explores concepts inter-related to memory and somatics with sound. Their work often incorporates haptic technology and psychoacoustics, encompassing performance essays, radio art, soundwalk, and installation. His performances typically involve feedback, synthesizers, and personal recordings. Alex's work has been performed and exhibited in various parts of the United States, Mexico, and Europe, including ESS's Quarantine Concert Series, KANEKO, Ex Nihilo Festival, The Radiophrenia Art Festival, and Konvent Puntzero. Extending beyond his solo endeavors, Alex has contributed to many collaborative projects, including Movement5 for tbd dance collective and the films These Bodies and Violent Textures of Nature and Flesh, directed by Matthew Strasburger. Alex has previously worked as an event coordinator for the Omaha Under the Radar festival and continues to curate shows that showcase diverse and experimental art forms in the Great Plains region.

Lauren Simpson is an Omaha-based choreographer and educator. She created Moving Truck, a mobile and socially-distanced show performed on front lawns at residences throughout Omaha in 2020. Recent projects include Smithereens, a site specific performance in Joslyn Art Museum with music by Omaha musician Miwi LaLupa, Celestial Real Estate, a collaborative performance at Generator Space gallery featuring local artists Nick Miller (painter), Celeste Butler (textile designer), and Dereck Higgins (musician), and Self-Leveling a performance at ODC Theater San Francisco in collaboration with dancer Galen Rogers and visual artist Emma Strebel. Collaboration across disciplines is at the heart of her art making. 

Casey Albert Welsch is a working class writer, cook, journalist, and organizer. Born and raised on a dryland Nebraska farm, he now lives and works in central Omaha. As a multimedia journalist in southeast Nebraska, Casey started a community news service at KZUM radio in Lincoln, was a founding member of the Dandelion Network mutual aid group, and was a regular contributor to Hear Nebraska and Perfect Pour magazine. These days he is focusing on his other life's work as a cook, working at Methodist Hospital, feeding the sick and those who care for them.


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Generator Space by Amplify Arts, 1804 Vinton Street, Omaha, United States

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