- Good Bones
- Tides & Core
- Fan dance
Where do things go when we toss them away? Have people become distracted by their needless desire to identify with their potentially out of control and careless collections? Are we the invasive species? How can we become a new extension of our surroundings and witness that connection.
"BEAT - EAT THE SKY" May 2013 Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
Underneath the performer is wearing pink crepe paper mashed to the skin, almost like a viscera or our inner makings. This process reflects a dream which I had where I was torn to bits, which is also a dream that some shamans have as an initiation into shamanhood. It represents casting off a current form and taking on a new. Also, I find tearing paper to be cathartic and stress-releasing. Meawhile, a naked man navigates a plastic tunnel that in the end, emcompasses me.
"ANONYMOUS BOH exhibition" with Lys-Ange LeBlanc and live music by Mathieu Sylvestre May 2013 Endla Theatre, Pärnu, Estonia
Beginning with a distribution of items to the audience including plastic bones to represent loss, foil wrapped chocolates to represent desire on an ornate tray with barbaric (spiked and clumsy) gloves.
A handful of dust is dropped. Memories. Then a handful of glitter from the opposite hand. Aspirations.
Then to perform promise: hope, ritual, gritty, minimalistic dance, at times white petals fall out. A performer striving to be "good" but when so much is awry.
"Performance Anxiety" March 2013 Culture Fix, NYC, NY
- Connecting to the inner landscape and how it manifests itself in our surroundings.
Sitting with back turned to audience
Licorice whips in mouth
Legs criss crossed and continually turning
"CORE" Solo Exhibition, live music: Jon Silpayamanant Nov. 2012 Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
“Strange is the madness of those into whom demon foxes enter. Sometimes they run naked shouting through the streets. Sometimes they lie down and froth at the mouth, and yelp as a fox yelps...” - Lafcadio Hearn
"Dark Dances" Sept. 2009 The Project Lodge Madison, WI
Photos 1-3: Mick McKiernan
Photo 4: Colm McCarthy
Through combining classic style Burlesque fan dancing with video art, the timeless and innovative have an aesthetic transformation proving that one can be techno savvy and glamorous with one kick of the heel and a quick flip of a switch. My educational background ties an understanding of movement to refreshing technologies - kinesthetics with electronics.
One day I took a look around, and every single person in my direct vicinity was consuming something. Can we exist without excess? Consumption seemed to have no visible end.
"Raw" Sept. 2008 The Project Lodge Madison, WI Materials: Blueberry pie filling*Video is currently not available and please bear with me. I have taken my videos down temporarily due to Flash no longer being a viable format.
- Dark Dances
Mingle with the void.
Transform your limitations.
Explore the lost elements of the instinctual self.
Dark Dances: An evening of short, live performances
Residual Darkness: A post-performance show of ephemera and works inspired by Dark Dances
Curators: Marina Kelly, Christine Olson, Angela Richardson
Participating Artists: Nicole LeGette, Joseph Ravens, Marina Kelly, Christine Olson, Angela Richardson, Kerry Parker, db pedersen, Colm McCarthy, Mick McKiernan, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Miriam Hall, Dale KaminskiSept. 23, 2010 & Sept. 27-29
The Project Lodge Madison, WI
"I heard that they were having a performance art night and just had to come!"
One night of live performance art
Participating Artists: Marina Kelly, Christine Olson, Nicole Gruter, Angela RichardsonSept. 11, 2008 The Project Lodge Madison, WI
"The entire show seemed like an exploration into a different world or time period through the idiosyncratic, sexually charged, playful, yet drone like imagery, performance, and environments reminiscent of 'Brave New World.'"
Video installations in a 1970's office space
Participating Artists: Christine Olson, Gray Miller, Kalpana PrakashFeb. 2004 Madison, WI
- Park It
- Hot Shanty
Filmed at a local sledding hill, this video was installed in one of 7 parking spaces at Park It! There was also picnicking with delectable green tea/strawberry cupcakes.
Silk screened invitations were also produced that encouraged folks to invite a friend to a picnic at a local park.
"Park It!" Sept. 2010 1900 Atwood Block Madison, WI Materials: Lavendar silk fabric, mulch, astroturf & wood
Filmed by: Daniel Feiler*Video is currently not available and please bear with me. I have taken my videos down temporarily due to Flash no longer being a viable format.
With the "Hot Shanty" I hoped to add some artistic vibrancy to a tundra-like landscape in downtown Madison, WI while highlighting the ice fishing subculture. This project was funded by the City of Madison's Blink Temporary Public Art Grant.
Hot Shanty Blog
Winter 2008 Madison, WI and "Art Shanty" Feb. 2009 Plymouth, MN
"Blink" brings to focus the monoculture that is swallowing the sense of a geographically based culture. I would like to encourage curiosity in discovering new places.
"Art Shanty" Feb. 2006 Plymouth, MN Materials: Ice, TV, VCR*Video is currently not available and please bear with me. I have taken my videos down temporarily due to Flash no longer being a viable format.