memory (loss) bank, a joint artistic endeavor of Adam Sekuler and Shannon Stewart, investing in high-risk recollection
The memory (loss) bank is an artistic collaboration investing in high stakes recollection.
The memory (loss) bank is a place for a subject that has no place – our memory. It is an empty commercial space granted to us through the Seattle Storefronts program so that we could program, explore, finish and present a two year-long exploration of memory and memory loss. We have been generously awarded this space as well as a grant from 4Culture and need $2,500 to carry out our ambitious 3-month project.
We are Adam Sekuler, filmmaker, and Shannon Stewart, choreographer. We are also long time arts programmers, organizers and collaborators, ready to bring all of these experiences to the table to make the memory (loss) bank a significant, albeit fleeting, place for exploring the ephemeral, overly documented, unknown, and purposefully forgotten aspects of our lives, neighborhoods and cities.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
We are artists making new suite of dance and film works exploring this theme with an amazing cast of collaborators including performers Mary Margaret Moore, Meredith Horiuchi, David Wolbrecht, Rosa Vissers, Aaron Swartzman and composer Jeff Huston.
The Vacancy Trilogy - Three short films exploring vacant buildings.
Subtle Morphing – A repeating participatory performance experience looking at how we write and replay memories.
Imagination Inflation – A seven-hour performance and live filmmaking project, remembering the recent past.
An Inner Place – An evening length dance work grown out of a series of shorter works made between 2010 and 2012.
Because memory (loss) is on the minds of many people, artists and non-artists, we have invited performances, community meals, artist talks, readings, concerts, and film screenings exploring the theme from Cassidy Dimon (film), Molly Balcom Raleigh (food), Eli Rosenblatt (music) Karl Thunemann (theater), Vanessa Dewolf (theater), Tobi Nussbaum (installation), Paul Dorpat (historian) and many others.
WHAT WE NEED
In order to complete these works and programs and present them in the memory (loss) bank, we need your support to pay artists, first and foremost. We also need signage, marketing and outreach materials to make the space visible and vital. While we’ve raised much of our operational expenses through grants and in-kind gifts there is still much needed to cover the remainder of our expenses.
CAN WE RAISE MORE THAN OUR GOAL?
Yes, of course we can! We are very resourceful folks who know how to do a lot with a little, but lets be honest, more funding means higher quality programming, costumes and lights, cheaper tickets for programs, and more money for artist fees.
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Feb 14, 2012 - Mar 5, 2012 (20 days)
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