January & February 2018
Seattle Art Museum Winter Residency
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA
Where we once used the stars and our intuition to locate ourselves, we now look to our phones, rarely considering our bodies in relation to celestial objects orbiting overhead. Orbiting Together is a participatory project that creates a new GPS network composed of people in place of satellites. This winter, Eric J. Olson and I will be taking up residence at the Olympic Sculpture Park to research, workshop, and realize our project, Orbiting Together (Symphony no. 1). Over the course of the residency, participants who opt-in simultaneously receive a text each time specific satellites fly over the Olympic Sculpture Park. Texts contain mindfulness exercises that investigate and reinvigorate their connections to each other, the intuition and to their surroundings. .
With choreographer Tamin Totke, we will produce a series of free workshops and two public programs called Art Encounters. One Art Encounter will launch the satellite text service and guide an audience in participatory somatic exercises. For the final Art Encounter, a group performance choreographed based on observations and gestures collected throughout the residency will culminate the project.
Text “TOGETHER” to “206 IN 01 SKY” (206- 460-1759) to opt-in.
Learn more at orbitingtogether.com.
ART ENCOUNTER I
January 26, 2018 @ 7pm
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA
Join us on January 26th for our first Art Encounter, a project launch party and participatory performance in which the we will track satellites that orbit over the Sculpture Park while texting participants simple movement instructions. Come hone your innate sense of direction and learn about the satellites orbiting overhead.
Please bring your phone, warm socks, and clothes to move in! All ages welcome.
RSVP/ Get Free Tickets: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?EventId=57439
WE ARE A CROWD OF OTHERS
Each Other Performance
MadArt, Seattle, WA
Tamin Totzke and I embark on a new project seeking to physicalize the reciprocal relationship between body and environment. Through a series of open rehearsals and a performance titled, Each Other, we will examine the body as a record of lived experience and a vehicle for deep empathy.
Saturday, Nov 4, 2016 11a-3p
Friday, Dec 16, 2016 11a-3p
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 11a-3p
Friday, Jan 13, 2016 11a-3p
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 11a-3p
More about the WE ARE A CROWD OF OTHERS: We Are a Crowd of Others is a forum for people to engage with this reality: a person’s identity often exceeds the limitations of their body, manifesting in words and actions. The performances, installations, readings and other events that make up this exhibition are disparate but the lens we use to view them is singular. We are examining a synchronous vibration: how does something resonate within a culture? How does it extend beyond a source, moving through rather than between people? How does it amplify or fade away? http://crowdofothers.com/
STUDY OF TIME AND MOTION, A short film
A short film capturing our 2015 collaboratively created site-specific performance at the Georgetown Steam Plant.
Generously funded by 4Culture, DUWAMISH REVEALED, and a successful KICKSTARTER social media campaign.
SIX WEEKS, IN TIME
March 26 - May 8, 2016
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Tamin Totzke and I are thrilled to have new work in an upcoming exhibition, Six Weeks, in Time, at the Henry Art Gallery. In this show artists working across the time-based arts—from live performance to performative sculpture—present work that explores time as a fluid material. Our project, approaching proximity, challenges contemporary notions of productivity by prioritizing human connection. Emerging from our research at the Georgetown Steam Plant, we will transform repetitive object-oriented gestures into human-to-human relationships drawing attention to meaning formed through proximity.
Please join us for live performances on
Saturday April 2, 11:30-3:30pm
Sunday April 17, 11:30-3:30pm
Created in collaboration with performers: Grant Bowen, Jeff Huston, Mary Margaret Moore and kt Shores.
Video and drawings used in our performance research will be on display for the duration of the exhibition.
STUDY OF TIME AND MOTION
Two Site Specific Performances based on the life work of architect Frank Gilbreth and organizational physiologist Lillian Gilbreth.
Directed/Choreographed by Tia Kramer & Tamin Totzke
Collaborators/Performers: Ezra Dickinson, Mary Margaret Moore, Rachael Lincoln, Kt Shores + Aaron Swartzman.
Environmental Designer: Grant Bowen.
Steam Plant Historian/Guide: Elissa Favero.
Performances generously funded by 4Culture and DUWAMISH REVEALED
Saturday, October 24, 12–5pm
Friday, November 13th, 7pm
Saturday, November 14th, 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 15th, 1pm & 4pm
Georgetown Steam Plant, 6605 13th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98108
Saturday, September 19th, 2-7pm
The Estuary/T108 Park, 4651 Diagonal Ave. S. Seattle, WA
February 15- May 31, 2015
Live-with art experiences. Eastlake Home. Seattle, WA
XENIA is an experimental exhibition format, facilitated through nightly AirBnB rentals. The central aim is to stimulate the kinds of encounters that artists have with their own work: encounters that takes place over prolonged spans of time and simultaneous with one's daily life.