Here is a clip of the Picasso Project- I want to develop it into
Enter- art- ment (working title)- Will be a play/movement piece about activating and inhabiting fine art. Using paintings by modern and contemporary artists as storyboards we will create a series of scenes. The scenes will intertwine opening up meaning and the permission of diverse interpretation for performance company and the audience. Each individual scene explores excerpts from an artist’s body of work and is sculpted by the rhythm, visual world, and energy of the artist’s work.
When first starting to explore this idea with Picasso’s Blue Period, I was amazed by the depth of plot and visual meaning that could be mined by physically exploring the painting. Now I’d like to try with a variety of artists such as Goya, Toulouse Lautrec, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and Salvador Dali. Any suggestions of artists would be fantastic.
The project will conclude with a scripted performance piece lasting 50-55 min with 6 performers.
I want to make a piece that can perform locally and tour. The tour performance will include an interactive audience workshop, so they can experience inhabiting paintings too. I can see this piece performing at museums and performing arts centers around the country and the world. It expands definitions and is a playful way to encourage engaging in Art.
I invite interested guests to suggest artists to research and explore.