RE-RE-MAKE: An Immersive Performance Lab
June 16 – July 6, 2015, Roscoe, New York
I created and participated in a number of performances and performance experiments. I am gathering documentation as I go.
Here is the second performance I did as a response to a peer’s first performance at the residency. I wrote and read something I wrote in response to the prior performance and presented an activity to symbolize change and forward motion. People were invited to put on either a wedding dress or a giant blue jumpsuit and dive down a water slide (it was fun).
And, I have a few pictures from the last performance I did.
Story Telling Machine
My story telling was powered by the physical activity of others. It was an experiment and the first enactment of a project I will continue to build on.
I’ll add more as I can.
I don’t think I ever added this to my website. Last summer when Dreamland (Artist Erica Thomas and myself) where curated and enacted a series of events at the temporary gallery space of Weird Shift. We were interviewed by Daniel Flessus on KBOO – so, here is the interview, officially added.
I’m going on a residency this summer – June 16 – July 6th. I need some help – check out the Indiegogo link and watch my video yo.
music by Brandon Conway
I am excited to announce that I will be part of a 3 week residency this summer in New York. It is with The School of Making Thinking and will take place mid-June through early July. The residency is on a ten-acre property outside of Roscoe, NY.
I will post more in the future as well as posting some fundraising-related things.
photo from School of Making Thinking website
Here is a little info about it:
RE-RE-MAKE: AN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE LAB
In this session, we invite artists who want to incorporate performance into their work (whether you consider yourself a performer or not) to undergo an intensive performance lab. Performance in this case is a highly flexible term, brought into the limelight to be stretched, challenged and explored collectively. For example: what are the performativities of sculpture, painting, and other mediums not traditionally viewed in the context of performance?
I never posted these images about our week at weird shift.
also, here is a link to Dreamland’s interview KBOO: http://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio/kboo_episode.2.140725.1140.3501.mp3
Dreamland Collective used our Awesome Grant to create, curate and engage in a week of performances and interactions.
We started with Text Message Performances, a project where we solicited anonymous text messaged conversations to be compiled into a script and read aloud by actors.
Next, I revisited the original Dreamland idea and invited people to be read aloud to from a selection of books around the themes of how technology changes and effects modern relationships.
Our third and fifth night were both hosted by Erica Thomas and her project Pillow Talk, where she invites people to join in bed with for an intimate, one on one conversation about your relationships. You are invited to lay with her and use the text pillows to begin the conversation.
My Move/Your Move. Partners in both creative and domestic life, Alyssa Reed Stuewe and Ryan Stuewe were invited to respond through animprovised dance and music based performance to prompt of how collaborating causes ripple effects through their lives and work.
I curated an art show in the p:ear gallery that is up right now through September. It features artist’s whose work we would like to use during the filming of Pocket Girl (see film page, or better yet, go to pocketgirlmovie.com). Anyways. Go see the show.
p:ear – 338 NW 6th Ave
artists involved include:
p:ear youth & staff
For the past 9 months or so I have been part of an ongoing, international, online collaboration. The premise is a little bit like the game Exquisite Corpse where we are working in tandem on one another’s images, building up, adding and subtracting. This was a little like a crash course in photoshop for me which was interesting and often frustrating but also a really good exercise in project that is so outside my normal vein of work. I have a lot of mixed feelings about all of it, but I am also really proud of myself for stepping outside my comfort zone and exploring new ways of making.
Anyways, should you be interested here is the link to that:
The site tells the story a bit, gives some insights from those involved and shows the progression of each work. You may recognize members of my family in the images, I really put my life into it as a theme.
here are the images in order – the stages I got them with my layer on top…(click the above link to see the final, finished images with all the layers)