Partnership Project: McKnight Artist Fellow | April 6 - 16
Remote Sensing/ Collecting Our Past
Minneapolis-based artist Laurie Van Wieren will come to MANCC for the first time to develop her current and ongoing project, Remote Sensing/ Collecting Our Past, which is an investigation of the interaction between the body and the landscapes in which they exist, historically and in the present moment.
In partnership with her two collaborators, dramaturg/dancer Kristin Van Loon and visual artist Alyssa Baguss, Van Wieren will be creating new solos and duets that explore migration patterns and layers of movement of the body and the landscape while paying attention to what they carry with them in navigating these pasts and futures. Their creative process will include researching the interaction of maps made by hand and body with mediated maps of their ancestral homelands, created by Baguss as objects and set pieces with which Van Loon and Van Wieren will interact. Together, they will consider the yearning for the homelands that their ancestors left behind while acknowledging the context of this time of COVID, and their struggle to come to terms with: their racism; living on stolen land; and the swamp of environmental exploitation. While in residence, Van Wieren also will meet with FSU scholars in the Department of Art and Geography to expand her research concerning methods of map making and sculptural applications for her work.
This residency is supported, in part, by a partnership with McKnight Choreographer Fellowships, funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts.