11 March 2019, 10:00am
#7 HOW TO PRACTICE?
OLIVE BIERINGA & OTTO RAMSTAD
Considering collegial exchange, informal peer-to-peer/practice-to-practice learning, and attempts at friendship as a fundamental part of our remit, UKS presents the weekly walk-in-workshop: HOW TO PRACTICE?
Starting off the workweek every Monday morning at 10am, rotating local and international artists teach their conspicuous version of this essential question—HOW TO PRACTICE?—serving up their tricks and toolboxes, angry birds, excel, or yoga as UKS serves free coffee.
For the seventh walk-in-workshop, on Monday, 11 March at 10am artist duo OLIVE BIERINGA & OTTO RAMSTAD will talk about how experimental and somatic movement techniques can open up ways of experiencing and transforming our perception and art-making practices. They will discuss the value and challenges of long-term collaboration and working between public space, theater, and museums. Olive Bieringa (NZ) and Otto Ramstad (USA) have been collaborating under the name BodyCartography Project for over twenty years. Their work engages with the vital materiality of our bodies to create live performance that facilitates a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and presence. Recent performances and installations have been presented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis.
Need a way to start your week? Join the ongoing program raising questions of trauma, truisms, privilege, priorities, refusal, collaboration, honesty, pretension, working rhythms, blockages, blind spots, sleep, craft, dignity, conspiracy, accounting, body, theory, bureaucracy, ex-and-inclusion, collectivity, how to take time off and how not to, professionalization, performance, and pace.
* Photo: Sean Smuda