Machine dazzles at the Moody

Machine Dazzle in a costume he created for a performance in response to Natasha Bowdoin's
The flowers of Natasha Bowdoin’s “Sideways to the Sun” installation came to life April 27 at the Moody Center for the Arts with costumes designed, created and inhabited by New York-based artist Machine Dazzle.

Joined by Hanszen College senior Nonie Hilliard, University of Houston professor and artist Jillian Conrad and dancers from Houston’s Open Dance Project, who often collaborate on responses to exhibited works at the Moody, Machine Dazzle and his troupe performed throughout the installation that inspired his creative costuming.

Part fashion show, part comedic ballet, the evening’s performance was followed by a discussion between Machine Dazzle and Bowdoin and a lively Q&A session with the audience. (Photos by Katharine Shilcutt)

An audience Q&A with Machine Dazzle and Natasha Bowdoin followed the April 27 performance at the Moody Center

About Katharine Shilcutt

Katharine Shilcutt is a media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.