phase I: THE ROMANTIC BODY July 9-19
Wednesday, July 9 at 5pm |WestEnd Howell Park 939 Ralph David Abernathy: solo migration #1
Friday, July 11 at 8:35pm, Midtown Atlanta, 98 14 Street: migration + installation
Sat-Sun July 12-13 at 4pm, Historic Downtown Roswell Town Square: migration
Wednesday July 16 at 5pm, Historic 4th Ward: Edgewood & Blvd. to Ponce: solo migration #2
Saturday, July 19 at 8:35pm, Westside, location announced soon: installation
phase II: THE FOURTH BODY September 27-November 29 at MOCA GA
Hybrid form Performance Exhibition_________________________________________________________________
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry co-founded Paper-Cut-Project in 2010, a collaboration based on the transformation of simple sheets of paper into dramatic silhouettes. The Atlanta-based duo forged a unique linkage of fine art and fashion that has garnered commissions by several of the world’s top fashion houses and galleries including, Hermès, Cartier, Kate Spade, La Mer and Valentino. At home on the theatre of runway, in site-specific installations and editorial, the paper sculptures work across many disciplines, including their recent collaboration with the Victoria & Albert museum, a 17-piece collection of paper wigs for their Hollywood Costume exhibit. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Selvedge, Numero, and Italian Vogue as well as in multiple books.
gestures that soon will disappear is a new suite of physical installations heightening the importance of human interaction with objects and intensely focused on the ritual of relational actions, pushing it to the forefront of a physically driven experience of dance, sculpture and storytelling. Exploring our body as a possibility for everything, the grace and nuance of the humble material paper, and elements of public participation, gestures that soon will disappear grapples with community empowerment and the perceptions of art and objects in public space vs. museum institutions.
The convergence of the choreographer’s life path with those of the glo performers, the artists of the collaborative Paper–Cut-Project and of the public will ultimately create a semi-uncontrollable foray of precarious dance and sculpture. We will build a happening that takes shape the moment people encounter it, inviting people to influence the work and constantly eliciting action after action, with a capacity to navigate while creating ways in and out of sociaculture. Phase I of gestures that soon will disappear, entitled “Romantic Body,” takes place in 4 unexpected public places in and around Atlanta. The second phase, “Fourth Body,” is a process of re-conceiving objects, ephemera, sound, video and conceptual materials into a hybrid form of choreographic exhibition for a museum.
In its entirety, the work forms an interlocking series and an ever-deepening wrestle of culture and identity and how we can change what is valued and how we value it. Through a non-verbal language that exists all on its own, gestures that soon will disappear’s over-arching mission is to bring breath to a community and to slow it down.
gestures that soon will disappear is underwritten in part by major support from City of Atlanta - Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Creative team: Lauri Stallings + glo and Paper-Cut-Project; Michael Kurth, composer; Richard Carvlin, Production Specialist.
July 11-November 29, 2014
locations will be announced soon!
Write us: interactive@ gloatl.org
Tanz Farm final performances of the season: Atlanta debut of Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s work, and the World Premiere of Cepi Corpus, Cepi Choros: the anatomy suite, by Atlanta’s Greg Catellier.
3 performances only.
Tanz series IV
"this thing could be something if i let it"
Moderated by Debbie Michaud, Editor, Creative Loafing
Tuesday, May 13
Warhorse Cafe at The Goat Farm Arts Center
free and open to the public
delicious spirits will be served
Join us for the final series of Tanz Farm’s second season Tanz 2: series IV: PERFORMANCE: Catellier Dance Projects (ATL) | Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (Spain)
Voyage with glo to Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden.
Saturday, April 5
Round trip from the Goat Farm, your own choir robe, brown bag from Highland Bakery & R.Thomas, admission into the Garden + glo’s choir B, private tour up the Folk Church, and post-reception with the artists.
Write email@example.com to reserve your seat.