Composing the Future: Extinction/Loss

Composing the Future: Extinction/Loss

Participatory performance as part of Boston Coastline: Future/Past with Catherine D’Ignazio.  Part of the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s exhibition Walking Sculpture: 1967-2015.  Performed on June 16, 2015 This project invited participants who attended the performance walk Boston Coastline: Future/Past to create a collaborative sidewalk-stenciled timeline of the future vis a vis extinction and loss. Since 2011, through an ongoing series of dialogue-based...

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Affects of Gravity

Affects of Gravity

A Site-Specific, Public Intervention, 2009 Topsfield Agricultural Fair Midway, Topsfield, MA Made in collaboration with poet Chris Tonelli Duration: 3 Days Affects of Gravity was a site-specific, intervention at the Topsfield Agriculture Fair Midway using the amusement park ride, “The Gravitron”, a centrifugal-force-based, anti-gravity ride. This project, a collaboration with poet, Chris Tonelli, brought selections from Tonelli’s chapbook, “For People Who Like Gravity and Other...

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Slow: A Public Butoh Workshop

Slow: A Public Butoh Workshop

A Platform2 Public intervention, 2010 Downtown Crossing shopping area, Boston, MA DURATION: 90 minutes Performed on March 18, 2010, Platform2 invited choreographer, Alissa Cardone, to give a public Butoh workshop outside during the lunch hour. The economy was slowing down. And through this piece, Platform2 wondered, “could we also slow down?”. Butoh, a meditative dance form developed in Japan after World War II that incorporates actions performed in hyper-slow movement. The dance form came...

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Bitter Mellon Homeopathy for Urban Renewal: Bitter is Better

Bitter Mellon Homeopathy for Urban Renewal: Bitter is Better

A National Bitter Melon Council Public Intervention Project, 2006 Various sites in the Boston Metro Area: Chinatown, Somerville, Cambridge, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain Bitter Melon Homeopathy for Urban Renewal: Bitter is Better was a public intervention project that invited interested growers to cultivate Bitter Melon plants in neglected urban spaces. The project was inspired by homeopathic healing philosophy where illness is treated with low-level doses of the toxifying agent.  The...

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The National Bitter Melon Council Educational Exhibit

The National Bitter Melon Council Educational Exhibit

A National Bitter Melon Council Participatory Public Intervention, 2006 The Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, MA, USA The National Bitter Melon Council Educational Exhibit was installed in the Fruit and Vegetable Barn as part of the Educational Exhibit Competition at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA.  The Topsfield Fair, founded in 1818, is the oldest agriculture fair in the United States. Agriculture fairs have a history of competitive harvest and livestock events.  The Educational...

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