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PRESENCE PRACTICE | FAYE DRISCOLL
SEPTEMBER 21 - 24
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Presence Practice 

This workshop is a sharing of practices which informed Driscoll’s recent performance/sculpture Weathering as well as experiments connected to a new work she is in the midst of making. Presence Practice is a space of experimentation where we aim to loosen perceptual, physical, expressive and vocal rigidity and practice bringing the complexity of our full selves into the room. We will delve into sensation and imagination practices, work with touch as a portal, open our voices, explore the subtle body, try to become nobody and everybody and most importantly be and make together.  How do we stay in our permeability and vulnerability? How is the act of imagining a kind of ongoing choreography that is constantly altering our bodies? How do the felt sensation of our forms and the idea of our forms dance their own complicated pleasurable tango?

SCHOLARSHIP + WORK TRADE 

We offer 3 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session. As well as 3 Work Trade spots in each session. If interested please select 'BIPOC Scholarship' OR 'Work Trade' when registering via the link below. For more information about the work trade exchange, go to the Work Exchange page.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Photo by Bea Borgers

Faye Driscoll is a Doris Duke Award-winning performance maker who has been hailed as a “startlingly original talent” by The New York Times and “a postmillenium postmodern wild woman” by The Village Voice. She was the 2021-2022 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Bessie award and the Jacob’s Pillow Artist Award among many others. Her work has been presented at Wexner Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, ICA/Boston, MCA Chicago and BAM, and internationally at Tanz im August, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, La Biennale di Venezia, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Melbourne Festival, Belfast International Arts Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens and Centro de Arte Experimental in Buenos Aires.

She recently premiered Calving (2022) at Theater Bremen (Bremen, Germany), and Weathering (2023) at New York Live Arts, (NY, USA). In 2020, her first-ever solo exhibition, Come On In, opened at Walker Art Center and then went on to Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, On the Boards, and Esplanade in Singapore, offering gallery-goers an experience of six distinct audio-guided experiences called Guided Choreographies for the Living and the Dead.

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