31 Down creates darkly themed, romantic performance work with an emphasis on sound design, imagery and mood.
The works consist of live performances, installations, live networked performances and streaming works.
Ryan Holsopple, founder and Artistic Director, develops and programs interactive systems to create and control the performances.
"Some of the scariest live theater around" (The L Magazine)
Performance history includes:
the internet is boring (2019)
dataPurge (PS122, 2015)
Monologues for Hypnotized Women (Little Theatre at Dixon Place, 2013)
Here At Home (The Bushwick Starr, spring 2011)
Red Over Red (Incubator Arts Project, summer 2010)
The Assember Dilator (Performance Space 122, fall 2009)
The Scream Contest (P.S. 122: Seattle Edition, Bumbershoot, fall 2009)
Radiosnake (The Megapolis Festival, Boston, MA, summer 2009)
Universal Robots (The Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, summer 2007)
I Used to be Curious [Loud] (PRELUDE, fall 2007)
METRONOMA (The Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, summer 2006)
Rita, Katrina and Stan (free103point9/PERFORMA, winter 2006)
That's Not How Mahler Died… (SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Art, Minneapolis, MN, winter 2006;
The Brick Theater, fall 2005, The Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, summer 2005)
Chase (The Kitchen, 2004)
BERRNARRDD HERRMANN (free103point9's(Tune (in))) , Santa Fe, spring 2003)
Exhibition/installation history includes:
Canal Street Station (NYC Canal Street Subway Station, 2007)
I Used to be Curious [Silence] (Gigantic ArtSpace, 2007)
Microradio Sound Walk (free103point9, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, 2008)
Vacant Properties (Black and White Gallery, 2006)
Wanderlost (The New Museum, spring 2005)
wwwSomnambulator (Rhizome, Participant, 2005)
I Am So Sorry (EXIT ART, 2004)
Educational workshops have been given on gaming and interactive devices for performance in Beijing China (2007), Eindoven, Netherlands and New York City. The work has been discussed in panel presentation at Eyebeam and Dorkbot, in New York City, and presented on the Acousmatic Theater Hour on WFMU. The company is a Transmission Artist with free103point9, and has been a recipient of the organization’s Airtime Fellowship.
free103point9 transmission arts released Noise Noir, a CD of 31 Down performances for their Audio Dispatch series in the spring of 2004.