JOHN MERCHANT is a contributing writer for the Rail.
Well I guess it was my own revolution internal revolution. You know I disagreed with the hypocrisy of society and I disagreed with my Catholic upbringing and I disagreed with everyone. . . . It was sort of natural that I met Warhol you know in the 60s you met everybody, so I was doomed to meet Warhol.
Welcome to Abby Benders world. It is a world where lion tamers and tight rope walkers engage in a pas de deux; where sideshow callers, candy stripers, and trash men find treasures in rubbish heaps; where flash-dancers and video coupages strike a stunning tableaux; and where grand, strutting acrobatics result in luminous effects.
Truth was borne, in chaos agonized. Its cries assaulted the unsupervised.
Cary Baker, one of the five choreographers in the all-female choreography collective, Kick|Stand|Dance, presented a new work combining dance and sculpture in December at Triskelion Arts. Fittingly titled Mimesis, the piece explores the relationship between the two arts with the dance passages extending and mimicking the sculpture.
Maybe you had a crew back in college or in high school that made a pact to reconvene after some requisite years of fortune seeking.
- Animating Sculpture: Cary Bakers Mimesis at Triskelion Arts by John Merchant
- Monsters & Mirrors: Heavy at Play by John Merchant
- SWARM at WAX: KICK/STANDance by John Merchant
- Mendacity by John Merchant