Wherein I attempt to embody the prescriptive gestures of womanhood; for the manner in which we as women are commanded is ultimately the means with which we are conquered.
Processing Animation Recording
Thanks entirely to the Hollander Family Foundation Award grant, I was able to spend one week this summer at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, CO, where I finally took my first steps in creative coding. During my week at Anderson Ranch studying Processing & Arduino with Joshua Davis, I created a humble sensor-driven animation with Processing. This animation randomly generated color-changing ellipses, which responded in real-time to the x-y coordinates of my mouse. The animation is programmed to reset itself with each mouse click.
This little animation makes use of my favorite color palette (red, black, white) and is a slight homage to the great Yayoi Kusama's polka-dots.
The Tokaido Adventures of Washigami-San (In Progress)
Stop Motion Animation, hand made washi, origami
DOT (full show)
In January and February of 2018, the Lawrence Arts Center introduced a brand new Play Lab Series for 2-5 year olds. In these research sessions, we worked with child/caregiver pairs using improvised dance and painting. These sessions were recorded and served as research for our upcoming dance performance for children ages 2-5, Dot.Children were our artistic partners in our process. All of the choreography for Dot will be performed by adults and based on our interactions in the Play Lab Series. We ask the question: what if we danced the way that children draw?
Under the creative direction of Amanda Pintore, lead choreographer and primary researcher, I was a dancer-researcher in our Play Lab Series and served as one of the four dancers in Dot. After studying the movement of our very young dancers, my cultivated movement patterns are about sweeping magic arms, wild battles, and sneaky surprises.
What if we danced the way that children draw? Performers in Dot explore how children move their bodies when they create art and share a performance directly inspired by the movement and artistry of children ages 2-5. Very young audiences will enter a blank world made from paper that the adult dancers transform through color, line, and shape over the course of the performance. Join us and experience dancing, painting on stage, live music, and moments of interaction with audiences.