Project Description

rather than some things appearing to rise up soft to your chest and a whole lotta’ mercy

MOVEMENT AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM

A new site-based work offered as a means of moving and surviving between multiple conditions and contexts. The title is meant to offer the visitor immediate relief from the effort to have to see and make associations, while considering what ways art can help us provide our own answers in these challenging times. Five topics throughout the project that conceptual artist and choreographer Lauri Stallings feels are important: mounds and curves as portions in topography of the female body; color, which in this country has always been associated with social and cultural background; movement as a visual practice; empathy, as a new form of currency and exchange, and meeting beautiful strangers.

The project invites people from 1 to 100 years old to respond freely and openly in a museum that is filled with oscillating rhythms. With this work, Stallings continues research in choreography as a tool box devised to bring together things that normally never meet, held together by a certain language of flesh, movement and ritual. Her materials have been chosen for their emotional power they exude. The artist is motivated by a wish to connect to things outside what we can see and understand, both the strange and the stranger, and inspire a society.

glo female moving artists phaemonae Brooks, Virginia Coleman, Christina Kelly, Mandi Mpezo, Mary Jane Pennington, Rebekah Pleasant, Mechelle Tunstall, and Cara Watkins, will live in the museum. They will get settled in, and activate choreographies during daily regular museum hours. glo’s practice is really always trying to develop direct engagement with the public, even if it means working outside the confines of the museum. Parallel to the work, a series of day and nighttime happenings, movement shops, and community talks will take place. glo will travel off-site with materials from the exhibition and activate historic Downtown Duluth. The work evolves as its own platform on multiple levels and as a continuous project altered daily for the public to be free.

Complete schedule:
rather than some things appearing to rise up soft to your chest and a whole lotta’ mercy
OPENING Saturday, August 11, 2-5pm. Free and public.
Hudgens Center | 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.
Daily installation and choreographies: August 11 through October 6, Tuesday- Saturday, 11-5pm
people Movement SHOPS: Saturdays, August 18-October 6, 11am-12:30pm. Free and public.
People Parades: August 14-October 6, Daily, 12:30pm. Free and public.
Tag Thursday: glo will donate $5 to local homeless shelters for each #gloatl instagram tag.
I went to the train station to catch the train to enlightenment: Saturday, August 25 at 8pm. Free and public. Off-site migration of museum materials to Historic Downtown Duluth.
Southern Supplies: October 6 at 2pm. Free and public. Sit-down community conversation about what we need to do better in the South.

dot_15px ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

Lauri Stallings: conceptual artist and choreographer | Phaemonae Brooks, Virginia Coleman, Christina Kelly, Mandi P. Mpezo, Rebekah Pleasant Patterson, Mary Jane Pennington, Mechelle Tunstall, Cara Watkins, Moving Artists | Maggie Dinkins, Fashion Designer | Vyvyan Hughes, Neon construction Richard Carvlin: General Manager |  Palette, Doc film | gloGUILD, Installation Team.

dot_15px OPENING

Saturday August 11 through October 20
Hudgens Center | 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway | Duluth |  free and public