16-10-2014

Omaha The Song of Bob Kerrey Bridge

Amanda Mc Donald Crowley and Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts

Di Mainstone spent September and October 2014 in residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha where she is developing ways to play the Bob Kerrey Suspension bridge like a giant harp (performance in September 2015).

“I worked with community members in the Omaha area to understand how the bridge might be played and how the bridge resembles a giant string instrument, collaborating with structural engineers, dancers, musicians, physicists and opera singers. This experience was truly inspiring, with each new collaborator providing crucial information relating to the physics and movement of the bridge and the voice of the structure”  Di Mainstone