Date: December 13, 2017
The above photo is a collage I made in connection to my creative process when thinking through new choreographic research. Recognizing I am a visual creative, this process has helped me draw from the photos as a way to sight and cite from to better understand the research. My choreographic process is best described as a virtual 3-D rubix cube. In my imagination these photos are folded and shifted like a rubix cube until the order is relevant for the work. This helps me sit with specific ideas, thoughts, and themes for a more durational period. Having time to refold ideas and better emerge clearer ideas is what makes this process intriguing. I am operating Citizen Artist platform and the work I am interested in connects to history but more importantly—the now. Alternative realities are being built through this research as a means to uncover progress in the vein of Chicanafuturism/Latinidad. The collage process offers me a way to archive the intricate spiderweb of ideas unfolding in the process. These photos would expand into a larger collection or archive informing many aspects of a performance or new work.
For now, I am thinking visually.
The dancers in this photo collage are Drew Lewis (wolf), Hannah McClean (Bunny), Trio: Phenix Laughlin, Julia Sloane, and Allison Burke. LROD is in the upper left corner with mask made by LROD. Wolf + Bunny photo: Nico Tower, Trio photo: Jazzy Photo, and all other photos used for educational purposes right now.