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eve warnock (danm '13) produces emergence for bloom santa cruz

On April 19, as part of the productiion, Bloom Santa Cruz, an eye-popping, jaw-dropping performance will take place.

Emergence is the first production of the multi-disciplinary, multi-platform HERD project, which explores the connections between and impacts of animal and human herding behaviors.    

They emerged from the ocean. 

Slowly but surely they crawled, changing before our eyes. 

Transformed by the air, the sand, the rhythm of the wind. 

What were these beasts of the sea? 

How did they come here and for what purpose?


In a fantastical multi-media performance, eve Warnock and LUDIKA will bring the consequences of a polluted ocean to life with the emergence of an evolved self-organized species from our oceans. Using researched-based algorithms to inform movement, these species will evolve and transform in front of your eyes. Compelling costumes, set, sounds, and projections will allow these organisms to dwell, feed, and reproduce among us.


H E R D, created by eve Warnock and LUDIKA is a science-based, experimental co-creation that explores the causes and impacts of herding behaviors in humans and animals, and comes alive through public exhibitions and workshops. HERD reinvigorates the animal in each of us, revealing the powers of the collective – in our physical and virtual worlds. More information on the HERD project.

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