blink

A sensory landscape beyond the physical invites you to an experience of astral intensity.

Experiential performance

Experience Designer • Producer • Illusion Designer

2023
The outside world fades away as audience members put on diffraction glasses to immerse themselves in 'blink'. Here, light, sound, and the human body become the conduits for an introspective journey exploring the concept of rebirth.


Drawing from a rich diversity of religious scriptures and cultural narratives, 'blink' embarks on a profound exploration, delving into the dissolution of the human ego, traversing the nebulous realm of purgatory, and culminating in the profound revelation of our inherent interconnectedness with the cosmos.


Multiple technical elements culminate in a visceral, supernatural landscape, including visual illusion techniques, lasers, ultraviolet light, fog, diffraction glasses, and an enveloping soundscape. The performance element includes multiple movement styles and a direct connection with the audience; therefore, each performance is different and conjured in the moment. Audiences are submerged in an unrepeatable experience in which they are reborn alongside the performer.


'blink' was selected as one of the Happenings to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CalArts.

Performer and Choreographer
Madison Stamm

Direction Consultant
Héctor Álvarez

Performance Consultant
Ryan Nebreja