MOVES: How does dancing work, how does choreography get made, what’s a thing and whats the stuff on the way to the thing?
BACK UP: What fades behind, recedes, supports? When an act usually repeated is singular does it become meaningless or sublime?
DANCERS: How do we look at a history of a physicality that’s been commercialized and commodified unironically? Can we look at these moves as similar to materials like yarn or thread, the materials that evoke “women’s work”? How does that work inter-sectionally?
Throwing movements out onto a flat ontology, step touch, step touch, step touch, step touch.
We sort of promise this won’t be the soundtrack.
Offerings rotate, come back for something new each week.
This week I re-watched Relentless Display, my MFA thesis at the University of Illinois. I wanted to remember how I’d scored a specific section, how the music worked by not working.
Performed by Arielle Dykstra, Abigail Elliott, Elinor Fujimoto, Reika McNish, Jennifer Oelerich, Allison Pauley, Hadley Smith, Randi Townsend, and Katherine Williams
Sound design by Nora Simonson
Lighting by Alon Stotter
Costumes by Hadley Smith
Thanks to Tony Reuter and Julie Rundell for their advisement on sound and props respectively and to Pingwei Li for her advice and assistance with costumes.
Sound from "Wondering About Things" used with permission from the University of California Board of Regents on behalf of Lawrence Hall.
Non Je Ne Regrette Rien
Written by Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire
Used by Permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. – Barclay Music Division on behalf of S.E.M.I./peermusic
Other people’s memories and also mine.
Currently featuring “You Can Go Anywhere” and “Other People’s Weddings”
If you’d like a slideshow at your next dinner party, office gathering or IPO hit that contact link on the home page.
YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE
I found three photo albums in 2009 in a planter on my college campus. I’m still mesmerized by this style of vacation photography, a single unidentified figure alone through space and now time.
Other People's Weddings
Text and Image
Sublime Materiality first emerged as a print zine created with Jessie Young. This spring she and I realized that instagram feeds are the new zines and launched @sublime_materiality, a digital zine dealing with the object world.
I also make zines, joke work-books, and recently contributed to Opera News which is a brilliantly anarchic little project via Yonkers Press.
The art direction for Maniac on Netflix
Body Electric, the work-out program, not the Walt Whitman poem