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Move Wright: performance art with an interactive element (video)

February 27, 2014
By Carolyn Stransky’15

On Saturday (March 1) the Wright Museum of Art will debut a performance exhibit called Move Wright, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Curated by Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies students Alen Kerić’14 and Tobin Walters’14, Move Wright takes live performance/movement art and presents it in a visual art gallery setting.

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“We are trying to blur the lines between different art forms,” says Walters. “and ask questions like: ‘Why do paintings hang in galleries and performances occur on stages?’”

The idea for a performance exhibit emerged when the pair took the TDMS Professional Development course together last fall.

“We started noticing a lot of similarities in our artistic interests, approaches to performance, and desire to create our own performance event somewhere on campus,” Walters says. The first conversation about the project occurred in November and the intensive rehearsal process started just three weeks ago.

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Audience members are able to come at any time during the gallery opening and are encouraged to stay for as long as they would like. They will be free to move around the space however they please and guide their own experience of Move Wright. There are a total of eight pieces and all pieces will last for the full duration of the opening, but will transform over the course of the two hours.

“My favorite part of Move Wright is its temporality and the personalization of each audience member’s experience,” says Walters. “When an audience member enters the space, we have no idea what order they will view the pieces in, or for how long. By moving through the gallery, the audience customizes the event for itself.”

This event is free and open to the campus and community. Refreshments will be served briefly at the beginning for those arriving early

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