Exhibit blurs virtual, live art performances for pandemic

By Ruben Carrazana

The Cube is an immersive experience for the socially distanced era, featuring projections, audio, and lights. The past few months have forced everyone to isolate and maintain social distancing from friends and loved ones, and it has become more difficult to feel any sense of community. This show aims to address that. The Cube will ask audiences to redefine what community and loneliness mean to them. The lines will be blurred between the socially distanced virtual art we have all become accustomed to since March, and the more traditional live theatrical performance we have loved for centuries.

Photos by Evan Michael Woods

Audience members may experience the show alone or may bring up to two guests. They will reserve a time slot when purchasing their ticket so they will never be in the space with audience members except for their invited guests.

The Cube: An Interactive Experience for The Socially Distanced Era is a collaboration between artists Emily Bernet, Ruben Carrazana, Aaron Johansen, Jeffery Bryant Moffitt and Nigel Newton, based on a concept by Ruben Carrazana and Jeffery Bryant Moffitt. This project is the recipient of a Culture of Value Micro-grant from the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture and is co-funded by the Latino Cultural Center.

The Cube will run from Jan. 13-30 at the Latino Cultural Center. Showtimes are every 30 minutes from 7-10 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. For safety reasons, tickets will not be available at the door, and there will be no box office at the venue. Audiences will reserve a 30-minute time slot to experience the show. There are only three audience members allowed per time slot, and guests will not be seated with any strangers. When purchasing your ticket, please select if you will be purchasing one ticket, two tickets, or three tickets. This means that if you purchase the “One (1) Ticket” option you will experience the show alone. If you purchase the “Two (2) Tickets” option, you may bring one guest. If you purchase the “Three (3) Tickets” option, you may bring two guests. 

Visitors must make this decision at the time of purchase. Audiences are required to wear masks at all times. The space will be disinfected between shows. Visit the-cube.ticketleap.com for reservations.