THE ALWAYS OF THE NOW: RADICAL PERCEPTION
MARCH 2-5 with Anya Smolnikova and Lilianna Kane
A four-day drawing and movement workshop based in research and skill-building inside of personal practices and collective score with Anya Smolnikova and Lilianna Kane
We will have movement sessions in the mornings before breakfast and in the evenings after dinner led by Lily.
The movement sessions will correspond with / be a tuning for the drawing sessions with Anya during the days and afternoons. We will work in various positions: sitting at a table, on the floor, standing with paper on the wall, and working in sketchbooks, working indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). We will be exploring elements of Anya’s research and practice that come from academic training, adaptations of nomadic artmaking - drawing and painting while on the move/traveling; and integrating movement and embodiment practices to help connect the body and the imagination.
Scholarship + work trade?
We offer 2 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session. If you are interested please APPLY HERE
WORK TRADE IS CURRENTLY FULL FOR THIS EVENT
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
ANYA SMOLNIKOVA BFA Boston University | MFA Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator with practices that span the fields of painting, installation and performance. Her practices explore belonging, presence and perception through focused skill building, ritual and daydreaming.
I am an improviser, primarily working though dancing and cooking.
My mission: to nourish people through the practices of collective improvisation, collaboration, and care.
I am curious about the disruption of normative culture through dancing and gathering.
I am committed to dance as a physical practice of presence, unknowing, and inquiry.
I am currently pouring my energy into various artist residencies, collectives, communities, and projects.
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and I am currently based at The Field Center in Bellows Falls, VT.