What can be done with dance? Pt. 4: taisha paggett

What can be done with dance? Pt. 4: taisha paggett

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be in conversation with artist-choreographer taisha paggett. Paggett, who splits her time between Chicago and LA, is one of the many Chicago artists to be included in this year’s Whitney Biennial. If you’re in New York this week be...
By Invitation: notes on midwestern conceptualism

By Invitation: notes on midwestern conceptualism

Photograph of the artists who participated in the January Show Photograph by Seth Siegelaub, 1969. Taken from Moma.org From left: Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawrence Weiner. “In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect...
What can be done with dance? Part 3

What can be done with dance? Part 3

The choreographic writings of performance and political theorist Randy Martin are rooted in an understanding of dance as an analytic with which to approach socio-political mobilizations. In “A Precarious Dance, a Derivative Sociality” he writes, “For dance to...
Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality: The Operature

Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality: The Operature

Last year I was invited by performance company ATOM-r (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality) to sit in on several rehearsals while they worked on their latest piece together, The Operature. Since that time, the work has had a showing in York, they have produced a book...
What is a performance archive?

What is a performance archive?

As audiences, when we speak of performance we are speaking most often about the glimpses acquired in the act of witnessing. We are speaking to our experience as it lies bound up in the delineation of time and space that is the act of performance, the curve that...