The Developer’s Midnight Fantasy 
A Live Performance in a forest
Live Music, Art, Dancers, Poetry + Neuroscience
2021 - 2023

The Developer’s Midnight Fantasy, Video stills, 2021 + Poems, Cones

The Developer’s Midnight Fantasy (DMF) is a performance with Live music and dance set in the 26 acre Ashley Schiff Preserve at Stony Brook University. DMF will position life-sized paintings of heavy-duty construction machinery in & around the forest next to the native trees & flora with original music composed by Tommy Wu & Daniel Cohen performed by live musicans' and dancers choreographed by Amy Yopp Sullivan. Poetry by Michelle Whittaker, costumes designed by Marta Baumiller and neuroscience by Arianna Maffei. ︎︎︎

The project will visualize how nature can be transformed overnight into yet another development or carpark.
With green open spaces being safer than urban environments Covid made us recognize the importance of forests.
Ashley Schiff Preserve has no official protection. Its “Forever Wild” designation is in name only. Legislation to designate the preserve a state park, has not yet been passed.︎

Annemarie Waugh