The second event of its kind, Skin:Philadelphia will be taking place on April 15 & 16, 2016, at the Skybox Event Center in Philadelphia, PA. This installation will be an intimate event, focusing on the concept of expanding dimensions. It is the next logical step on our path in the Skin series; the third installation being Skin:LA, taking place in Spring of 2017. As with our previous event in NYC, we will be opening this installation up to the public. We are very excited to show you what we have in store.
The event venue is quite beautiful. Be sure to check out the virtual tour on their website! Here is what it looks like barren:
While the previous event in NYC had a SusCon format leading up to, and following the installations, in Philly we will not be pursuing this format. We will, however, be providing the opportunity to suspend outside of the event, for three days; Thursday the 14th, Friday the 15th, and Saturday the 16th. If you are interested in suspending on one of those days, please fill out our suspension sign up form!
The installation itself will feature a suspended 25′ diameter structure, made of rope, with bodies suspending inside of it, rigged in collaboration with Old Crow Scenic & Rigging. There will be a free-standing structure built by Corrupted Arts, with a body suspended inside of it. To set the mood, we will have a surprise welcoming you all at the entrance, and there will be a 3-act play as well, featuring the Squidling Bros Circus Sideshow, and some visiting performers.
In addition to this, hand blown glass pieces from Gorilla Glass will be hanging throughout the space. The suspendees will also be adorned with jewelry from Gorilla Glass. We are very excited to mix our medium with glass!
Your hosts for this event are: Anchors Aweigh Suspension, The Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow, and Backseat Conceptions. We are also proud to have a member of the body suspension community, Lukas Larson, doing the videography for the event, along with the incredibly talented photography company, Cielo Productions, capturing moments throughout the two nights.
Ticket sales will begin in late February, 2016.
This event is 18+ only. 21+ to drink.
We look forward to taking you on a journey full of entertainment, and uncanny art.
For any information, please feel free to check out the following links:
About the Skin installation series: www.skin-suspension.com