Help Kate and her collaborator get to Iceland!
Hello dear ones,
I am writing to let you know about a new project I have started with my grad school colleague Veronica Casado Hernandez, and to ask for your support.
We are Vero and Kate, two founding members of The Great Social Evil, a feminist artist collective. Vero is a textile artist. Kate is a choreographer. We met during grad school as part of the inaugural class of Gregg Bordowitz’s Low Residesidency MFA program in Studio Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Great Social Evil is a research-based interdisciplinary and multiform collective, whose members live and work across the American and European continents. The main aim of the collective is to create a balance between ethics and aesthetics that transcend the studio walls and permeate the daily routine. Hidden histories within the official History (the one with capital H), intersectional feminism, radical self-care, and pleasure as origin and motor of the practice of both art and the everyday life.
We have been invited by the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland to develop a performance installation during the month of May. We will be bringing one of our dancer/collaborators, Ann-Marie Gover. We will use this time to rehearse, write, play, and develop a process of working together. We have begun the research as part of Kate’s Artist-In-Residence at Movement Research in New York, and will continue into 2017.
Over the next two years, we will build a performance practice based in embodied ensemble work focusing on pleasure, failure, and risk. In this research, we will engage with a myriad of sensorial choreographies, in which we aim to shift perception of the performers and audience through heightened experience of each sense. And it all starts in Iceland!
Since you have contributed to my work in the past, I am reaching out to ask for your support on this new venture. also, there are AMAZING prizes ;)
Here is the link to donate:
Thanks in advance!