Play-Painting Dice, Spring 2012
wood cubes and acrylic paints, 3.5" x 3.5" each
Visual and Physical Accounts
of Individuals in Collaboration
Second in a series entitled:
A model to honor the knowledge systems of individuals in partnership.
Digital video performances and installation
By Alexis Iammarino
August 2010-July 2011 and ongoing
Scott A. Sell
Woodwork executed in collaboration with John E. Alexander, Bonnie Alexander
and with our family’s support.
Special Thanks to my Community Partners/ Participants,
Patterson Senior High School YMCA: Adriane Lee Duff- Site Director,
Mel Sturgis-co-facilitator, and
Participating Youth 2010-2011.
Dr. Rayner Browne Academy YMCA: Colin “Butch” Nole - Site Director,
Greg Branch -A Circle of Positive
Black Men and Community Partner
Anne Kotleba, MACA co-facilitator
Natalie Tranelli- Liaison
MACA, Students and Faculty/Mentors
Community Arts Collaborative: Frankie Gamber & Julie Lin
The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange: Dorothy Williams- former Partnerships Coordinator
Wayles Stupor Haynes, co-facilitator Teen Exchange and DX Staff/Company Members and Participating Teens 2010-2011.
Effervescent Dance Collective / Lumber Haus
Performers: Aran Keating, Scott A. Sell, Lily Susskind and Bonnie Veronda.
Brush Painting for, Ilunga Tresor
The practitioner/researcher cannot take for granted
whether or not she/he has an independent objective
reality. Instead, I presuppose that there are and will
be differing and shifting conceptual frameworks that
evolve alongside the encounters I have with individuals
and groups in community.
Individuals in partnership may represent their own
individualism of or in correspondence with a/the community
in which they belong.
I am, my art is, a project of empowerment.
Alexis Iammarino, July 2011
In this gallery Lily Susskind, director of Baltimore based Effervescent Collective, and I improvise the first in series of polygon pattern performance for two. This is a progression of earlier development for my MACA creative project, Visual and Physical Representations of Individuals in Collaboration.
gallery above, Photos by Bonnie Alexander
Visual and Physical Representations of Individuals in Collaboration explores the process of defining a community arts practice that positions the sensibility of dance, arts related community organizing and consensus building.
No body exists outside of its relationship to other bodies and the powers and counter powers of society. To teach and be taught, lead and to be lead: actively reallocating power. The purpose is to get people in touch with the idea that we benefit from working together.
Projects explore collaborative art making and a methodology to develop participant’s skills in designing art-work/performance that will be executed by several individuals. The products represent this process through video documentation and in the form of interdisciplinary art.
Please follow this link to see the first in a series of actvities that will be executed for this project.
A model to honor the knowledge systems of individuals in partnership I.
Alexis Iammarino, pencil on paper and gouache. 4ft x 5 1/12"
These four paintings are meditations on my experience co-facilitating community art workshops with youth.
In making them I was thinking about ways to represent the unique and beautiful things that are born of collaboration. Relationships in this model are associational as opposed to hierarchical, to teach and be taught, lead and to be lead.