Saturday, December 8, 2012

Triangulations now on view

Triangulations: Revisiting OYWPP opened last night.  I am kind of amazed at the whole experience, so different from producing work for performance. 

The exhibition is part of Taller Puertorriqueño's series titled Claiming Spaces.  I find it this incredibly a propos of my process— the dancer claiming the space of visual arts opens up a whole set of ideas and questions about the body and performance in visual arts. On a practical level,  the show will be up for six weeks — what a luxury for a dancer!

Triangulations is created from self-documentation videos of the One Year Wissahickon Park Project OYWPP, which took place in 2007-08.   The installation succeeds in conjuring  the immersive and hypnotic quality of  the original  performances, creating a kind of time warp.  As in the branch dance performances, the audience is invited to slow down and experience the shift in consciousness that  can happen at the intersections of place, time,  movement, and sound.

You can see Triangulations at the Lorenzo Homar Gallery at Taller Puertorriqueño, 2721 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133.  Gallery hours are: Mon-Fri 10-5, and Sat 11-6.  Closed Sundays.  Admission is FREE. 

OYWPP was a creative research project in 2007-08 exploring performance throughout the four seasons.  It featured performances by Olive Prince, Noemí Segarra, Jumatatu Poe, Shavon Norris, and Toshi Makihara.