SPECTRUM: embodied


SPECTRUM: embodied

SPECTRUM:embodied surveys the different thoughts, feelings, and expressions of gender in relation to space and the body. And is an extension of the SPECTRUM exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51.

Some questions we’ll be asking along the way: 

  • can the performing body challenge institutional space & culture? 

  • how institutions persist or resists white/heteronormative bias?  

  • how gender is presented, mis- presented, or erased by institutions?

SPECTRUM:embodied invites performers and the curious to shift boundaries of creation, performance, and belonging. Performers will consist of both MCLA students and professional/ working artists.

SPECTRUM: embodied activities include a ‘walking performance tour’ of the MCLA campus, open mics, work-in-progress showings, movement classes and a closing celebration

Performers will inhabit different locations on and off-campus to make visible the often unseen pathways/entry points/windows into the unfamiliar.

Rina Espiritu, Daydreaming: The cop is studying, MCLA FREEl Library

Rina Espiritu, Daydreaming: The cop is studying, MCLA FREEl Library

day one

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rina Espiritu: Daydreaming: The cop is studying - (Durational Performance, Freel Library)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Malcolm Peacock:   Of what had I ever been afraid?  

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

MCLA Campus: Walking Performance Tour (meet at Freel Library) - featuring site-specific works by: Alyssa St. Franc, Amanda Romanelli, Aye Eckerson, Rina Espiritu, Don’Jea Smith, Heath Upton, and J. Bouey

Billy Dean Thomas performing with Anjimile

Billy Dean Thomas performing with Anjimile

day two

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ballez Class taught by Katy Pyle at the Campus Center Dance Complex

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Guided Tour - Spectrum Exhbition - MCLA Gallery 51

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Open Mic - Design Lab

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Works in Progress Showing - Design Lab

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Closing Celebration - featuring Billy Dean Thomas