The collaborators will spend a week at Earthdance to immerse themselves in the development of their collaborative process and to engage in the different kinds of questions and methods that arise in a rural environment. The residents will be working with Jennifer Monson (founder and artistic director of iLAND) and other iLAND community members on the development of practices that help address these questions through iLANDing – a model for interdisciplinary collaboration with a strong emphasis on the role that dance and somatic practices play in environmental and aesthetic understanding.
- Inform, investigate and expand each artist/scientist’s own disciplinary methods, practices and processes.
- Create an opportunity to develop new interdisciplinary methods and practices from the experiences of sharing process, language, and on-site experience.
- Engage the site/ecosystem as collaborator to help shape an informed and in-depth understanding of the relationship between site and human action.
- Create meaningful public engagements that activate kinetic, as well as scientific approaches to understanding urban ecologies.
2013 iLAB Residents, Through Body, Through Earth, Through Speech include Fantastic Futures: Julio Hernandez, Huong Ngo, Phuong Nguyen, Solgil Oh, Sable Elyse Smith, Or Zubalsky; Environmental scientist of Urban Evolutionary Biology: Jason Munshi-South; Multi-disciplinary artist: Sonia Finley.
iLAND community members will include Jennifer Monson, Julia Handschuh and Carolyn Hall.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in the retreat or public engagement.