Movement Research Festival Spring 2013
Alternate / Shelter
May 21-25, 2013
Curated by Vanessa Anspaugh, Hilary Clark,
Mina Nishimura and Antonio Ramos
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Where is our space? Where is our home?
Performance and dens of creation…dissolving.
Where do we go?
How do we afford our homes, creative and domestic?
Many of us are priced out.
We are dispersed.
We’re lost in the attempt to locate connections between us…a collective desire, even if for a moment, to say, well, we are still HERE.
We desire to share space, a space to get lost on purpose, a space to hold us, a space to warm us,
interpreters of significance, philosophers of the body, seekers of alternate shelter.
We desire to feel the unevenness of the ground below us,
to embrace the precarity of this landscape, to render a new poetry that was lost in our remote communication.
Let’s claim new spaces, real or imagined, to move in and be moved.
We hold a space for everyone including EVERYONE
to create a home, a protected space that for a moment can hold our transience, wanderlust, transferring weight from one foot to another.
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About the Movement Research Festival
The Movement Research Festival finds its roots in the Improvisation Festival/New York (IF/NY), initiated in 1992 by Sondra Loring (a MR Artist-in-Residence at the time) and Julie Carr. In 1999 IF/NY became a programs of Movement Research, under the curation of Programming Director Amanda Loulaki. In 2004, Movement Research created an artist-curator format, and, beginning in 2006, Movement Research established the festival as a twice-annual event.
The Fall Festival is shaped by Movement Research's programming staff in collaboration with Festival Curators, who bring their own interests and ideas to specific festival events. The Spring Festival is produced by a group of artist-curators who determine the emphasis, shape, and programming. Together, these two approaches allow for a varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns and reflect Movement Research's mission of valuing artists, their creative process and their vital role within society.
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