Lorene Bouboushian/UNDOING AND DOING
UNDOING AND DOING is a collective of artists considering ways of intervening in the systems and institutions that define our work and our communities. We came together this summer to tie somatic work to discursive and social practices. We have been working in partnerships and small groups, as well as individually, to pursue projects that reflect the ways in which we seek to re-envision our work and our lives. We are using our platform to shift ourselves: from reflective studies and micro-behavioral shifts, to action-item-based projects, to grand plans that may take years to complete.
This collective came together through CIVIC REFLEX (the 2018 project of PERFORMANCY FORUM) a temporary collective/social art project/performance series substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics.
Lorene Bouboushian, a 2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, works within dance, experimental music/noise, and performance art. They build a rhizomatic practice through visible forays into performances and workshopping, and less visible forays into writing, dialogue, modes of care and support, and resource sharing. They utilize "self-exposure and vulnerability in real, risky ways" [CultureBot, 2011], and produce “thought-provoking commentary on social limits” [Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2016].