Activate, Research, Create
ARC, activate, research, create, is the sixth season of A.P.E.'s curated summer program. ARC continues the investigation of a contemporary art gallery as an active space within the community. From June 6-July 24, 2022, A.P.E. will host six projects that consist of collaborative performance, choreography, interactive mixed-media installation, and book making. During each week-long residency, artists will install and make work in the gallery space, open to the public through a variety of workshops, performances, and interactive installations. Each project maintains a central inquiry into the relationship between the public, the work, and the space in which it is made. The ARC 22 projects are Kinetic Art Book by Sunny Allis, the Plays the Thing by Kathy Couch, MaryBeth Brooker & Peter Schmitz, a dance project by Chloe London, Warp by Olivia Brandwein & Sarah Miller-Bartley, Impossible Citrus by Kelly Clare & Lorelei d’Andriole Jones, and THRESH/HOLD by Exploded View.
Kinetic Art Book
June 6-12, 2022
While in residence at A.P.E., Sunny Allis will be making an interactive, kinetic artist book using mixed media materials. Sunny will also teach a workshop on how to make kinetic elements for books to create animated, interactive, analog forms of storytelling. Sunny will also present their kinetic book to the public at the end of their residency.
Workshop schedule will be posted closer to residency date.
working title: the plays the thing
Kathy Couch, Mary Beth Brooker & Peter Schmitz
June 20-26, 2022
words have fur and light in them.
Peter (Schmitz) and Kathy (Couch) write a scene a play
some phrases akin
no, a story, a good story, a spell tell it
a braided tale.
what we exile must be courted back with beauty
Mary Beth (Brooker) builds a wilderness; nature wilderness; psychic wilderness; a landslide.
a golden ball, a thread (and needle) is tossed between them
what we exile returns not as expected.
each day: perform the scene
the work of each day will be open (to the public (wilderness))
June 27-July 3, 2022
In residence, Chloe London will be rehearsing for her newest work, premiering in February 2023. In this piece, London is interested in color theory and in how hues and pigments move through the body. The dancers will allow the dance to evolve and unfold into an embodied and ephemeral version of their research, which may evoke specific narratives and emotions that are not obviously connected to the colors that inspired the sections. Chloe is interested in transforming what we perceive as visual into sensation: rather than seeing a hue, what does it feel like in the body and how does that craft a textural and emotional experience for both the dancers and the audience? While keeping the humanity and spectacularity of the moving body in the forefront of the research, how can color theory expose different areas of the human experience?
Chloe London (dancer/choreographer)
Mia Martelli (dancer/collaborator)
Tim Bendernagel (dancer/collaborator)
Ryan Wolfe (musician)
by Olivia Brandwein & Sarah Miller-Bartley
July 4-10, 2022
Warp is a community-engaged sculptural process by which artists Olivia Brandwein and Sarah Miller-Bartley will create an installation in the A.P.E Gallery space. The public is invited to work creatively with the physical properties of raw canvas through cutting, twisting, tying, and unraveling small squares of the material. These pieces will be painted and paired with mass-produced second-hand objects. The final exhibition will blur the boundaries between “fine art” materials and mass-produced objects by joining the two visually and physically. The work aims to inspire a sense of play, increase accessibility of art, and take on an expansive view of what art is and who can make it.
July 5: Public Collaboration
July 9: opening reception
July 10: open all day
Open hours will be updated closer to residency date.
Kelly Clare & Lorelei d’Andriole Jones (collaborating as Holo)
July 11-17, 2022
As we approach the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelly Clare and Lorelei d’Andriole Jones ask: when will we stop being given lemons with which to make lemonade? How fruitful is a positive attitude when one is powerless over their material conditions? Through participatory lemon smashing, citrus instruments, lemon etching, and invisible ink, Impossible Citrus uses humor and vibrancy to push back against the numbed state.
THRESH / HOLD
Trish Crapo, Nina Rossi, Samantha Wood & Edite Cunhã
July 18-24, 2022
For this project, Exploded View will create multiple large structures thematically related to the architecture of ideas as inspired by our readings. The structures will be varied and will convey a range of feelings and ideas. Stepping into the structures, the public will be invited to consider these ideas and contribute their own through writings and audio messages.
See past projects by Exploded View here.