Performers Jennifer Monson and Mauriah Donegan Kraker in bend the even at Chocolate Factory Theater, Photo by Ian Douglas

PAST melt

MELT – iLANDing - researching context and aesthetics through embodied score techniques

Jennifer Monson

1:00pm – 4:00pm
January 19, 2019
1:00pm – 4:00pm
January 20, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm
January 22 – January 23, 2019
3:00pm – 5:00pm
January 24 – January 25, 2019
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This workshop will use the framework of the iLANDing scores to research some of the art works in MOMA’s collection. What happens when we propose that the artwork itself is an ecological system that we inhabit? What kinds of movement emerge from this investigation? What new conceptual possibilities between performance and visual art are activated through this embodied process of the score? The art work becomes performance, the performance becomes the artifact, everything is experienced through movement. We will start by working with the iLANDIng scores outdoors then bring that experience into the museum to research particular artworks. From that we will create performance events as artifacts of this exchange of the resonance between movement, form, scales of sensation, time and experience -locating new aesthetic value in artistic frames for inhabiting our world.

The materials explored in this workshop will culminate with a public manifestation at The Museum of Modern Art, in conjunction with Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done. Participation in the workshop does not require you to participate in the manifestation at MoMA. Click here for more information regarding the exhibition at MoMA.

Please NOTE the following workshop times:

1/19 1-4pm, MR, 122CC (122CC is a fully ADA compliant facility)

1/20 1-4pm, MoMA

1/22 6-9pm, MoMA

1/23 6-9pm, MoMA

1/24 3-5pm, MoMA

1/25 3-5pm, MoMA



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Jennifer Monson

Choreographer, improviser and teacher, Jennifer Monson is the founder and artistic director of iLAND-interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance and a Professor of Dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.