Materializing & Activating Radical Social Habitus (MARSH)
Jan
6
to Jul 6

Materializing & Activating Radical Social Habitus (MARSH)

Materializing & Activating Radical Social Habitus (MARSH) is a new life-art lab site, established to research and implement bio-cultural praxes. We are looking forward to operating locally as part of the Carondelet neighborhood of St. Louis and globally as part of transitional movements lead by artists, thinkers, activists, and social practitioners.

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP US OPEN THE SITE THIS SPRING (2019)! Our first public programs will include the Bioculturealities Practical Symposium and Performance Festival in June, 2019. Visit our website to find the Open Call and more information: www.marshlife-art.org

Over the last year, mother-daughter team Beth Neff and Esther Neff (alongside local contractors and volunteer laborers participating in #sweatequity projects such as MUSCULAR BONDING) have been restoring the 1850s mixed-use building at MARSH.

MARSH is home to a guest apartment (space for up to eight), a full-service licensed kitchen, a circa 1950s diner space, a woodshop/studio, several performance spaces (both indoors and out), and a constantly-evolving permaculture garden/grounds.

MARSH is designed to host performance projects, exhibitions, community events and gatherings, reciprocal systems, workshops, conferences, forums, symposia, and a wide variety of other creative and practical processes in the areas of food (production and distribution), energy, art, thought, collaboration, relations, and navigations of (cultural, political, geographic) locations and movements.

In JUNE of 2019 we will hold an opening festival entitled BIOCULTUREALITY at MARSH, inviting proposals for performances, actions, processes, and situations.

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Collaborative Precarity Bodyhacking
Jan
24
to Jan 26

Collaborative Precarity Bodyhacking

Collaborative Precarity Bodyhacking is a series of cross-disciplinary workshops addressing precarity’s trauma-resonant effects on mind and body programming. These intensive gatherings will employ individual and group work that includes writing, performance, movement, breathwork, mindfulness, and dialogue. We will make space for reading, ritual, and emergent documentation. No previous experience in any of these disciplines is necessary, and exercises will be adaptable to the needs and abilities of different bodies.

  • Session I: Thursday 1/24 + Friday 1/25, 10-2 : $20 suggested donation

  • Session II: Saturday 1/26, 12:30-5 : $10 suggested donation

No one turned away for lack of funds. All bodies, disciplines, experience levels welcome.

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People of Color Contact Improvisation Jams
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

People of Color Contact Improvisation Jams

When: 1st and 3rd Sundays evenings of each month

Where: We rotate between two MNDFL studios

UES: 239 E60th st, NYC, NY 10022

or

Williamsburg: 208 N. 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

*Please check out the calendar for the latest information.

What is Contact Improvisation?

Contact Improvisation is a two person movement meditation that draws from Aikido, a martial art and modern dance. Movers learn to follow and fall into a shared point of contact that can shift to any part of their body. Dances can range from sensitive and intimate to athletic and lively or an infinite other variation. There is no hierarchy. All bodies come into relationship across ability, gender, race, and skill level.

Am I a POC?

If you are asking this question, you probably are not a POC. We do not get to choose our race because it is a social construction imposed onto our bodies supporting the white race at the top of the classification system.

Why is this jam POC only?

This is and affinity space for POC. That means it is a place where POC can self-determine their own relationship to the form of Contact Improvisation and to a community of CI without needing to answer to anyone white. The alternative to this, is the way things have been done which is for POC to assimilate to white-centric CI. No one likes to feel minimized and invisible, hence the poor retention rate of POC in many CI communities.

What do you need to bring?

1) Send me an email so I can put you on the list serve! no experience is necessary! adsuseno@gmail.com

2) Clothes you feel comfortable rolling around in. Knee pads if you have sensitive knees. Water.

What can I expect?

You will be asked to introduce yourself and consent to a community agreement; generally it consists of ways to respect boundaries, foster communication and build a collective movement. Your suggestions are welcome.

You probably will roll around on your own and with each other. Laugh…maybe cry (if that is what you need to do) and develop ways to dive into play in safe ways.

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6 years of diy surveillance
Jul
6
to Nov 6

6 years of diy surveillance

David Ian Bellows/Griess explores themes of control, labor, and sexual play through diy surveillance to relay the physicality and the resilience of the body and what might be possible/impossible for the body to sustain.

http://film-makerscoop.com/filmmakers/david-ian-bellows-griess

@couchpotatovideo_room1and2

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