May 25, 2019 (Sat.) 15:00-18:00
HOW Art Museum 1F
Julie S (Choreographer, visual artist, teacher from Ukraine)
JARED Mimm (American conceptual artist)
Dance performance: 15:00-15:20
Free visiting time: 15:20-16:00
Workshop by JULIE S: 16:00-18:00
*The number of participants is limited to 25
*The workshop is designed for people who like to move
In the 21st century，the borders between real and artificial are blurred. We all attached to the images like never before. We all are searching for perfect object of love.It is sculpted by our expectations and dreams. Images of it are artificial. They don’t reflect the reality we perceive. With the inception of image based apps, we are constantly asked to like or dislike with the simple act of a double tap or quick swipe to the left. This system has only 2 options. It is binary.
This artwork was inspired by Italian multimedia artist Quayola who is exploring the tension between real and artificial spaces and surfaces. In binary power relationship there exists an omnipotent entity and a powerless entity, a sculptor and a sculpture. This performance is an attempt to understand the meaning of artificial and real in human relationship.
*Duration of performance: 15:00-15:20
*We kindly ask to perceive the performance without electronic devices.
Workshop by Julie S——iDance 6 s
Nowadays we are erasing the movements in our bodies with technologies. And the dance reminds us the great power of our body.
Part 1. An introduction of contemporary dance through release technique. We will explore how to dance with efficiency. So we will learn how dancing can bring us a lot of energy.
Part 2. We will explore 6 senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch and proprioception through body movement. We will learn how to create a dance using a sensory reaction to guided stimulus. We will trust our instincts, what we feel our mind, heart and body are directing them to do. We will connect all these concepts, ideas, subjects and translate them into the movement, using our limitless imagination.
*We kindly ask to perceive the workshop without electronic devices.
*Dress code: tight or loose fitting top and bottoms made of cotton, socks
Julie S Was born in Ukraine but belongs to the world. Based in Shanghai since 2016. Choreographer, performer, teacher. She works mainly with contemporary dance, performance, physical theatre, contact improvisation and site-specific performance. In her works she mostly interested in social problems, surreal reality, modern technologies and online process, trying to open a window to offline world. Her focus is on interdisciplinary art – in one of her latest works she integrated dance, sound, cinema and art of cooking to affect on several human senses. Julie presented her works at Hangzhou International Dance Festival, ART021, CC foundation, Power Station of Art, NOVA ERA International Art Exhibition, CEMENT PARK Live Art Festival, Tinsome Art Festival. Since 2012 she became freelance dancer and founded DANCEGRITY, a company where performers can integrate and express any their own understanding of dance. Julie S has been teaching contemporary dance, improvisation, composition in Kharkov, Moscow, Shanghai for 9 years.
Jared Mimm is an American conceptual artist that has been based in Shanghai for the last 8 years. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and went on to get his Masters degree at the University of Delaware with a concentration in performance and video. Since moving to Shanghai, he has performed in a variety of different shows and exhibitions in spaces such as, The Power Station of Art, M50, Sower Art Space, Museum of Creative Minds, Basement6, Ying Art Center, Tongji University, Korean Cultural Center, Mao Livehouse and Shanghai Fashion Week. Jared’s work examines social systems from everyday life within the context of living in the urban jungle of a big city. He often develops projects with a partner or invites the audience to engage with him during his performance, as an important element of his art practice. Reoccurring themes in his art deal with the body, nonverbal communication, ritual and intimacy.