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Live Stage: Genesis Project [us Los Angeles]

In collaboration with Art 2102, Genesis Project presents – Roundtable Discussion and Closing Reception :: August 28, 2008; 7:30 -10:00 pm (discussion will begin at 8:15) :: Sea and Space Explorations, 4755 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA :: You are invited to participate (see below).

Join the Genesis artists-in-residence, Genesis board members, LA- based artists Emily Mast and Simone Forti, Lara Bank (Sea and Space), Jan Williamson (18th Street Arts Center) and more in discussing work that engages the body, the places in which this work is developed and exhibited, and the gaps between various movement- and body-based approaches in contemporary practice.

Please bring with you an image, sentence, video clip, performance, or experience that in some way embodies or informs your understanding of present-day Los Angeles artwork that engages with the body in any way (via process and / or product). Everyone in attendance will have 1- minute to share their example – perhaps your own work, or perhaps someone else’s that you find interesting, followed by a discussion.

Genesis Project, Los Angeles is a collaborative artist residency, located at Sea and Space Explorations for its inaugural year, catering to those whose practices’ exist between disciplines and work with and through the body. Modeled after Genesis, Dublin, Ireland, the concept for the project began in 2004 when dance artists Julie Lockett and Ella Clarke, in conversation with Deborah Hay, the seminal post-modern choreographer, asked the simple question, “As an artist, what do I need?”

Using that question as a point of departure and Deborah Hay’s own rigorous, full-bodied daily practice, the structure of Genesis Project, Los Angeles largely focuses on providing an environment where creativity is formalized through a process of investigation and inquiry, rather than a focus on final products / objects / performances / installations.

The project aims to heighten productivity of the group at work while also sharpening the potency of each artist’s daily practice. The residents are each provided studio space for three hours a day, five to six days a week, where they engage in daily autonomous practice for the duration of the project. Artist’s participating in the residency this year have diverse practices which include the examination of the surface of skin in combination with repetitive behavior and flatbed scanners; non-expressive masks and movement impulses as means for personal transformation; and reinterpretations of traditional Mexican folk dances.

The artists-in-residence for 2008 are Liz Atkin, Cesar Garcia, Alison O’Daniel, Brooke Smiley and Cheryl Banks-Smith.

The Genesis Advisory Board is Adam Overton, Michael Parker, Carol McDowell, Ron Milam, Rae Shaolan Blum, Flora Weigmann, Esther Baker- Tarpaga, Jesse Aron Green, Christine Suarez, and Robby Herbst.

Project Director: Hana van der Kolk
Associate Director: Arturo Vidich


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