choreography & direction Nicole Livieratos

Layers was created as a combination visual installation & performance. Starting with blank paper on the floor & walls & with empty costumes, the perfomers layer experiences and embroidery stitches onto the space and costumes as the piece progresses. 

Audiences add to the installation post performance.

“The condensed, multifaceted work was emotionally vivid, incisive, evocative and entrancing from start to finish, leaving a sensation that lingered underneath the sternum like a soft, penetrating ring."

-Cynthia Bond Perry, ArtsCriticATL


costume design and construction Robin Jones, text Nicole Livieratos with material from the performers, friends, Stitches for Embroidery and Needlework by Sharon Boggon and Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches Including Crewel by Marion Nichols

presented by MOCA GA (2007) and The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2011)

made possible by: The LUBO Fund, the Fulton County Arts Council, and generous individuals

with performances by Blake Beckham, Anna Leo & Lori Teague

presented in 2007 & 2011

Photos courtesy of Mark Teague