A Public Conversation

On Friday August 19th I will be joining Mandy Greer for a conversation as a part of her residency at The Project Room. The conversation will begin at 4pm, and all are welcome come join us!

Mandy has been hosting a series of conversations with people that she would like to learn something from in regard to her current project, Solstenen. I am honored and excited that she asked me to come talk about my work as an interdisciplinary artist and dancer, what I do as a movement analyst, and how that may work into her own impulses to further involve her physical self in the project.

Solstenen

Mandy is one of my favorite artists. I first discovered her amazing crocheted and beaded pieces around the time I was working on Woolgatherer for Manifold Motion. I attended a  community work party for the Degenerate Art Ensemble‘s piece, The Silvering Path, both to help out my friends at DAE, and to get a glimpse of what someone else was doing with yarn.

At the time she was creating a massive yellow slug-princess dress, and I instantly fell in love:

Slug Princess, full back, 2008
Since then I have followed her work closely, attending many installations, gallery shows, and an amazing exhibit at the Bellevue Art Museum. I find her aesthetic sense both beautiful and creepy. The fine detail, rich texture and organic quality create layer upon layer of story and place and movement that just grasps my heart every time. The worlds she creates are places I want to explore, touch, consume.

As I have gotten to know Mandy personally I have learned some crochet techniques (thanks Mandy!) and we have shared materials for our various projects. I love that as a community we can share our knowledge and resources to help each other succeed, and I was so happy to accept Mandy’s invitation for this conversation. I don’t know where exactly it will go, but I can’t wait to find out!

The Project Room is located at 1315 E Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98122.

6 thoughts on “A Public Conversation

  1. Love her and her work! I love how she involves the community into some of her work. While I was a student at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, she came and installed a water piece and everyone came out and worked on it, until it was completed enough for the installation. She spoke to my art history senior seminar class so I listened to her for an hour talk about her work. I love that I came across this post! She’s fantastic!

  2. Haha I know!… small, strange world we live in :). I have recently joined the blogging world and have found a new love for reading blogs… it is a cool way to see what’s going on in the art and photography world… your post’s title immediately caught my eye when I clicked on the freshly pressed page… great to find your blog. I look forward to reading more! 🙂

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