Borrowed Prey: Part II is the second part of Carrie Ahern's diptych about death and modern life: focusing on human beings.
Adapting video game technology to create a symbiotic relationship between movement and sound, Borrowed Prey: Part II, addresses the complicated relationship of the body to medical technology.Where cultural dying ritual seems lacking in the Western world, Borrowed Prey: Part II reveals communal rituals that promote connection. The live ensemble, dancer and choreographer Carrie Ahern, Bessie Award winning dancer Carolyn Hall and composer/musician Anne Hege use their personal experiences of the dying process to inform the rituals. The work is supported by immersive original video by Harrison Owen, set and lighting by Jay Ryan and costumes by Naoko Nagata. An intimate work viewed in-the-round, Borrowed Prey: Part II presents a practice that supports life-affirming interconnectedness as an alternative to our culture’s current sanitized end of life processes.
Premiered in NYC at Alwan for the Arts Dec 2013