Pharmacophore 03 : Architectural Placebo
STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE // NEW YORK CITY // NOVEMBER 2011
Pharmacophore is the term scientists use to describe chemical drug features that interact predictably with a biological target: to kill a bacterium use an antibiotic pharmacophore; to create an antidepressant use a neurotransmitter modifying pharmacophore. But can therapeutic action be perceived without the anticipation of therapeutic effect? Pharmacophore: Architectural Placebo explores the interaction of placebo and pharmacophore. The installation at Storefront, incorporating set and costumes, evokes a hybrid medico-pharmaceutical landscape.
- Seth Harrison, Ariane Harrison, Craig Shillitto, Carmen Fanzone, Jacob Dugopolski, Juliet Gamarci, Gabriel Harrison, Matthew Persinger, Karl Schmeck, Erik Hermann
- Choreography by Silas Riener
- Performers: Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott, and Melissa Toogood
- Sound Design & Composition by Loren Dempster
- Lighting Design by Aaron Copp and Nick Houfek