Lisa Parra is a NY based choreographer. She is interested in the construction and reconstruction of body image, identity and the effects that ritual, culture and language have on movement and its transformation within dialogues. Her work has been presented in New York at New Dance Alliance, Movement Research Judson Series, and Center for Performance Research. In addition, she has received support from the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY, Alkantara in Lisbon, the Center for Arts and Architecture in Guimarães, Media-Lab Prado in Madrid, and Bilbao Eszena in Bilbao.
Daniel Pinheiro is a Portuguese based in Porto, Portugal. His work explores forms of performativity within the digital realm, its possible translations and implications. Daniel is interested in the concept of Telematic Art, using video as a tool and the internet as a platform, merging both languages into a single object of expression. His aim is to express the impact of technology on everyday life, the environment, and of the Internet as a reflection of a world where the abstract nature of transmedia movement changes the notions of space, presence, privacy and identity.
LAND Project (live and virtual performance)
Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro began their collaboration in 2013, exploring possibilities for “moving” together at a distance using video-conferencing as a means to establish a shared space for intervention. Their research has developed in different formats of execution that mainly focus on a shared sense of presence. For LAND Project, they will connect remotely to construct a shared space using João Fiadeiro’s real-time composition practice. Parra will perform live in New York. Pinheiro will join via livestream from Porto, Portugal. The actions transform the space where the invisible and visible presence of the other creates a togetherness stream of consciousness.
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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