May 17th-18th. Silo City, Buffalo NY
Large inflatable plastic bubbles were designed, manufactured, and installed inside a complex of grain silos, becoming a "space within a space".
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Architectural design by Justina Dziama.
Choreography Jenna Del Monte and Courtney Barrow.
Sound and lighting design by John Shotwell and Indigo Productions,
with collaboration from The Indeterminacy Ensemble.
Musical composition by Lucas Segall,
with collaboration from: The Parkinson Dance Ensemble.
Fundraising and media support via the Mark Diamond Research Fund, Techne Institute.
Indiegogo crowdfunding coordinated and managed by students of the Arts Management at UB, class of 2017.
May 15th-18th. Silo City, Buffalo NY
In which an unlikely confluence of things are brought together in the formation of something new. Connecting particle physics to deep time, IF 2018 weaved, threaded, stretched, connected, and binded new ideas into an interconnected whole.
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Co-Produced by sarah jm kolberg.
Hosted at Silo City in Buffalo NY.
Workshops presented in partnership with Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, with visiting international artists Sophie Krier (Netherlands), Aurelien Gamboni (Switzerland), Sandrine Teixido (Brazil), Stephane Verlet-Bottero (France).

Co-produced by Sarah JM Kolberg, engineering design and implementation Patrick Sears, Choreography by Jenna del Monte, Melanie Aceto, and Kara Mann, aerial choreography by Nina Vega-Westhoff, Physics advisor Professor Doreen Wackeroth, Geology collaborators Carolyn Roberts, Nate Marshall, and Jeremy Stock, projections by Brian Millbrand, architectural design by Justina Dziama, welding and fabrication by Chris Siano, on site support by Jim Wattkins with collaboration from: The Indeterminacy Ensemble, UB Choir, Our Lady of Hope Youth Choir, Buffalo String Works, Starlight Studios, Just Buffalo Literary Center, West Side Bazaar, Indigo Productions with advisory support from John Shottwell.

Sponsors included: Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Mark Diamond Research Fund, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, John and Shelley McKendry, UB Media Study and Physics Department, NYSCA, and Silo City owner and founder Rick Smith.
May 15th-18th. The Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Preserve
If we could communicate with extraterrestrial life, what would we want to say? IF 2019 focused on communication outwards, sending signals outwards to life beyond earth.
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Co-Produced by sarah jm kolberg, and hosted at The Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Preserve. In collaboration with the Physics, Geology, Engineering, Dance, and Music Departments at University at Buffalo alongside local partners: The Parkinson Dance Ensemble, Buffalo String Works, Starlight Studios, 5 Loaves Farms, Cradle Beach and Our Lady of Hope Youth Choir.

Collaborators learned about sound, electromagnetic, and gravitational waves, developing strategies to perform these waves as music and movement. The week of events included hands-on workshops, film screenings, lectures, and performances with local and international guests around the festival theme. Sponsors included: Penn Dixie Fossil Park, Pierre McAloon Award, John and Shelley McKendry, and UB Media Study.
February 27th La Sala Rossa, Montréal
In the physical sciences, an open system is one that accepts input from external sources and produces output. IF 2020 brought together conservatory trained musicians with self-taught improvisers to perform alongside one another. Drawing upon their respective experiences within contrasting systems of creative practice, the resulting event moved between scored and unscored sections in which performers had to adapt and integrate in novel ways.
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Created in collaboration with conductor Guillaume Bourgogne and the students of his improvisation course at McGill University's Schulich School of Music, the event brought together students and faculty from McGill and Concordia University to perform alongside local and international artists. In co-partnership with the Fulbright Foundation and La Sala Rossa.
July 10th-16th Alfred, NY
Over the course of a seven-month partnership, IF conceived of, developed, and implemented a weeklong festival. The programming was structured around an intensive schedule of daytime workshops and nightly evening performances. Building upon the April symposium "Re-Disciplining in the 21st Century" IF selected visiting and emerging artists to create and premiere new work and programmed evening events in a variety of locations around the university and in the town.
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Bill Gilbert: Walking Constellation Maps
Melanie Aceto: Material Brainstorming
George Ferrandi: Be Coming Birds
Jonathan Golove: Learning Experimental Instruments
Sandy Silva: Rhythm, Voice, Movement
Kathy Kennedy: Echolocation
Vincenzo Di Nicola: The Manifesto in the 21st Century
Selected Emerging Artists:
Adalia Pemberton-Smith, Michaela Neild, Ben Zucker, Sari Hoke,
Matias Homar, Dominic Giambra, Max Erwin, Thelonius Garcia, Jasmine Nagano, Ana Kim
Derived from the word Indeterminate
Indeterminacy Festival seeks new ways to navigate and move with uncertainty
not precisely determined or fixed
not known in advance
not leading to a definite end or result
Making Meaning in an Uncertain World, 2022
The Indeterminacy Festival: PastFuture/FuturePast, 2019
Uncertainty, 2017
Excursions Into Unknowable World, 2016
Sites Do Things To People, 2015