The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

6X6 Project #2 - Written on the Body

6X6 Project #2
Written on the Body: drawing, moving

Exhibition Dates: July 17-July 24
Where: A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Choreographers Jim Coleman and Terese Freedman invite interested members of the community into the A.P.E. gallery in Northampton during the week of July 18-22 to explore experiments that they undertook in the creation of Written on the Body, a video/drawing/live dance work for visual artist and dancer. For two hours each day the public is welcome to join in! Participants will have the opportunity to move freely across the gallery wall while visual artist Neal Parks “traces” their movement action on paper. This “tracing” is simultaneously video-projected onto their bodies in real time, as they move across the wall. Participants will receive Neal’s “tracings”/drawings on paper, as mementos of their contribution. The video-recordings of these “tracings” will be compiled daily and projected as a streaming film each night on the gallery window, to be viewed by all passersby. The week will culminate with 4 live presentations of Written on the Body performed by dancer, Candice Salyers, and visual artist, Neal Parks.

Neal Parks, Visual Artist
Jim Coleman, Choreographer
Terese Freedman, Choreographer
Candice Salyers, Dancer

Public Events:

Monday July 17th-Friday July 22nd: 4-6pm

Friday July 22: 7:30

Friday July 22: 8:30

Saturday July 23: 7:30

Saturday July 24: 8:30

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and a grant from the Art Angels, through the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

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