Performance, Gallery+Traveling in Place

Photo: Megan Craig © 2017

Photo: Megan Craig © 2017

Traveling in Place is an improvisational performance and installation created and performed by Megan Craig, a visual artist and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, New York, and Rachel Bernsen, a dancer, choreographer, and teacher of the Alexander Technique, for the Yale University Art Gallery in conjunction with the special exhibition Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas. Based on ideas about localized customs and micro-movements, weaving, fabric as architecture, and communicative patterns, Traveling in Place involves chance rotations and interactions between Bernsen and Craig as they move in and between three demarcated floor spaces, each with its own set of material and dynamic characteristics. The performance entails entanglement and experimentation with thread, wheels, fabric, and wearable sculpture. A 30-minute sound score, created by Nick Lloyd and Megan Craig, accompanies the work. The piece will be performed twice, at 5:30 and 6:15 pm. Space is limited.

Gallery+ is an ongoing series of collaborations that invites responses to the Gallery’s collection through special programs and performances.