Seattle artist Alice Gosti, who shared her work Protecting the Herd with us in December 2015, returns to PWNW for a 9-day residency to work on her newest project, Material Deviance In Contemporary American Culture (MDICAC). We are extremely pleased that Alice will be offering a glimpse into her work on May 5 with an informal showing, talk and reception here at PWNW!, Material Deviance In Contemporary American Culture (MDICAC).
Please read more about this work, and a class Alice is teaching at FLOCK, below.
Alice Gosti: MCICAC talk, sharing and reception
Friday May 5 4:30-6
PWNW * 4625 SE 67th Ave.
Material Deviance In Contemporary American Culture (MDICAC) is an immersive installation, dance-theatre performance, and communal ritual. It grapples with the complexity of living in an object-based society where we define our identity through the objects we own. The performance interweaves the stories and physical histories of: immigrants and refugees who carry their homes on their shoulders; hoarders who compulsively accumulate anything and everything; and America’s growing homeless population. MDICAC includes dance, video, 3D mapping, installation, and the creation of an e-zine
Material Deviance In Contemporary American Culture (MDICAC) is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
On Saturday May 6 from 12:30-2:30, Alice will be teaching a class at FLOCK.
It is just the beginning, and it may last forever
In this workshop, we will investigate durational performance, asking ourselves: how long does it go for? What if it last forever? Using improvisational scores and task based movement we will challenge time as we know it, expanding and contracting it to alter our own experience, emotions and perceptions.