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The Aesthetics of Garbage: LAB 5


The Aesthetics of Garbage - Between the Chamber, the Cavity, You and a Receptacle for One or More / Displace Engine

ARTIST: Caitlin H. Adams (Movement, Performance, Poetry)

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How can we collectively breath life into traumatized goods and inspire a new process? What is a practice that ails the arduousness of healing and invites exactitude, precision, and simplicity? How can the methods of recycling be applied to human development?

Between the Chamber, the Cavity, You and a Receptacle for One or More aims to distance the physical and mental body in order to illuminate the intersection of the private and public spheres of the individual. It explores the privacy of the body, striving to locate the language of our anatomical home.

I invite bodies of all capabilities, levels, and interests to join me as I will begin by directing participants through accumulative movement generating processes. Then I will take my directing methods and pass it to others to use in the guise of guided hang-out appointments, directed conversation, directed story-telling. For Prospect, it will look a bit more like speed dating. Finally, I will perform a conglomeration of solos from the past 3 years created particularly for and in the DIY venue I organized and recently closed. This score aims to utilize both analysis and intuition, simultaneously. At the end of the lab, remaining participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences. Participants are invited to enter/exit/re-enter at their leisure, and of course, anyone is welcome to watch.

*Note* I will begin with an improvisational warmup, for anyone joining at the start.

Displace Engine is the proposal surrounding what once was an opera. I plan to re-set material from an opera I choreographed and then was cancelled. DE centers itself around absences created by displacement and disassociation. The movement both deconstructs and indulges in sentimentality by romanticizing physical vocabulary over time.

“Of all the garbage that threatens us, the most dangerous are the masses of discarded ideas.”
                                ----Bohumil Hrabal

Artifact: something characteristic of or resulting from a particular human institution, period, trend or individual.

The Aesthetics of Garbage is an ongoing research laboratory for projects that scavenge, explore and reflect on discarded ideas. Curated by FLOCK and lasting the duration of Prospect 4, artists Ann Glaviano, Nick Shamblott, Caitlin Adams, Milo Daemgen and Meryl Murman will engage with each other, collaborating artists and the public in critical conversations and experiments that respond to cultural artifacts, lost causes, abandoned plans, and forgotten ideas through various media.

*NOTE: All Labs are open to public viewing. In the Labs, the artists will share how you may interact and engage with them and the work.

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Later Event: February 7
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