A project where life-size sculptures and dancers come to life as they interact expressing their movements and emotions.
A project where life-size sculptures and dancers come to life as they interact expressing their movements and emotions. Read more
About this project
Come, join me in an extraordinary opportunity to create a unique expression of art combining moveable dance sculptures and live dancers. With your help, graceful sculptures will come to life, interacting with equally graceful dancers. They will dance together, expressing their movements and emotions, thereby informing us all of each other's lyricism and sensuality.
I will make three life-size sculptures; each sculpture involves two figures that are intertwined, dancing through space. Each figure will have it's own emotional persona but when they are intertwined they will create intimate and dynamic relationships within the art of their dance. As the dancers and sculptures dance with each other they will interpret each other's emotional landscape in this innovative collaboration, and demonstrate how dance inspires art and art inspires dance.
The complex figurative sculpture forms will be made out of sawdust and resin, a medium I specifically developed to make them strong and lightweight, allowing the sculptures to be easily moveable.
By having the dancers rotate the sculptures into new positions and new expressions as part of their choreography, the dancers will demonstrate that these sculptures can express multiple forms as well as multiple emotions. They will present a visual experience for the viewers in seeing sculpture not just as a singular positioned form but as a sculpture can have more than one position and thus more then one vision to a composition. This process has never been done before with dancers and sculptures where both are moving and both are interacting.
The performance of the dancers and sculptures will be demonstrated at the Grounds For Sculpture, which is a 42-acre sculpture park with 4 gallery museums located in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. The sculpture garden displays works by American and international sculptors in a variety of styles and media. The presentation of the sculptures and dance will be scheduled sometime in or around the summer of 2013.
After the dance performance between the dancers and the sculptures this experience will continue for the viewers who will be able to interact themselves with the artworks. Your support of this project will allow others and yourself to have the awesome opportunity to engage and interact with the sculptures. They will be able to move and roll the sculptures around into other positions, to actually create their own dance, to cause physical and emotional changes, and in moving them, to bring the sculptures to life.
The three life-size sculptures will stay at the Grounds For Sculpture for a period of time for people to visit, interact with, and expand their experience by rotating the works on their own and making their own dance.
Donors in the higher funding categories will become special partners and receive selected building blocks in making this project. On the first two levels the drawings in two categories are used to determine the individual figures for these expressive works. On the next level, a limited number of small hand held sculptures are being used as sketch studies which will determine the general pose combinations of the sculptures and from which the final maquettes will be chosen. The highest level will have a limited number of sculpture maquettes - that are detailed scale models of the life-size sculpture - and which will determine the final configurations that will express the most exquisite emotions for this project!
Your support through kickstarter will help me to expand the concept that sculptures can have many more possibilities than just being viewed as still objects. Together, we will elicit the mystery and dynamics of multiples and the existence of duality within these works of art. You will help to create a unique art experience for others where 14 or more sculptures can be combined into different positions and different perspectives, providing fresh, new experiences as you and others create your own dances.
The entire process will be documented on DVD from beginning to end. All donors will be listed as partners in the video credits alphabetically. The video will not only have the sculptural process and the dance performance but conversations and dialogue between the artists (sculptor(s) and dancers), and interviews with the public who view the work as well as people who own these moving sculptures. Exec. producer and director Rich Butterfoss, winner for Best Arts Documentary @ NYIFF (New York International Film Festival) and Silver Telly award winner, of BG&V Productions will be doing the video production.
Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to creating this innovative 3-dimensional art experience with you and for you.
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