Moving towards the imagination of a future body. Resisting categorization through the performance of queer moments of reflection, transformation, dream and perversion. Offering the body as a landscape and making skin and flesh the site for magic, illusion, fantasy, horror and desire. Learn more about Andrew Tay.
“…In Lay them all down (2020), as Michel moves through physical frustration with humor and candor, Maurice drives the camera over the floor, amplifying all sounds, using her body as a tripod that advances and collapses. This is not mere documentation, but a video and performance laboratory that asks if mutual understanding can come from really looking at each other. Both Michel and Maurice dress and undress, follow each other, and create dichotomies around closeness, dimension, speed, and noise. Dancer, filmmaker, camera, and audience are all engaged in the simple yet elusive action of focused observation. Dana Michel and Tracy Maurice film and wear objects that propel them outside comfort and cliché. What remains is the intuitive outburst to be seen and be together, regardless of outcome.” (Amelia Bande for Berlin Biennial 2020) Learn more about Dana Michel and Tracy Maurice.
Camilo Godoy presents a lecture demonstration from his ongoing project titled What did they actually see? This project focuses on the artist’s research into colonial texts by European missionaries and explorers describing the dance practices of non-white people. Learn more about Camilo Godoy.
yödoishëndahgwa’ (a place for rest) is an installation and performance work by Rosy Simas to heal seven generations of ancestors and seven generations yet to be born. Learn more about Rosy Simas.
Widow’s End: Set against the backdrop of a volcanic red rock quarry in southern Iceland, Widow’s End depicts a lone woman caught in an extreme, inhospitable landscape. Enveloped in a swath of black fabric, her inner and outer realities collide—eliciting a visual tableaux that is both beautiful and horrific in its invocation of loss.
CODA: Shot as one take, Coda features a woman lying motionless on red, volcanic gravel as a handheld camera scans her body. The generating event of her predicament occurred before the film time—inviting spectators to free associate about the mystery of her plight, and the inevitability of one’s own temporality. Learn more about Jil Guyon.
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Thank you thank you and thank you to everyone who made this residency (Black Artist Space to Create) possible. These past two weeks have been a blessing! Not only have I been able to deepen my own personal/artistic practices, I was given the space to connect with people that I love! I was given space to reflect on love, and to prepare for what this next year (2021) will bring! Shout out to New Dance Alliance, Modern Accord Depot and Angie Pittman for the time, the space, and opportunity! I am forever grateful! It felt like a good meal, with dessert!
– Johnnie Cruise Mercer
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