Performances PDX/Opsis in September

Souvenir at Wanås Konst

 For Immediate Release:

“Souvenir” at Opsis Architecture, September 2014

What:
Rachel Tess Dance and Opsis Architecture present the project Souvenir this September in Portland, Oregon. The event includes a 30-minute duet danced by Rachel Tess and Kenneth Bruun Carlson in the Opsis studio space, a dialogue with the artists, and a comprehensive exhibition of photographic documentation of the Souvenir project.

for details regarding Souvenir go to:
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Rachel Tess Dance
The Wanås Foundation

Where:
Opsis Architecture
920 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, United States
+1 503-525-9511

When:
Saturday, September 6th:
4:30, 6:30, 8:30
Sunday, September 7th:
4:30, 6:30, 8:30
(entire event ca. 60 minutes)

Reservations:
To reserve tickets send an e-mail to rtess@rachelvtess.org. Please include your name, the amount of tickets you will be purchasing, the date and time for the performance you would like to attend, and a telephone number so that we may reach you to confirm your reservation. Tickets are $10.00 cash or check at the door.

Press Contact: for press photos and further information please or interviews contact Rachel Tess via e-mail at rtess@rachelvtess.org.

Damien Gilley at MARC

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For Immediate Release:
Damien Gilley Vernissage at Milvus Artistic Research Center

Milvus Artistic Research Center, (MARC) opens its doors this July with a vernissage for artist Damien Gilley. As a MARC 2014 artist in residence, Gilley will present an immersive installation in the barn and gallery in Kivik.

Where: Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC)
Gladeholm, Kivik 27735
For directions go to: http://kartor.eniro.se/?index=wp&id=94704011&query

When: Saturday July 19th, 18.00-22.00
Admission is free and we will serve refreshments and snacks on site
Artist Damien Gilley:

Damien Gilley (b. 1977, California) is an artist and educator working in Portland, Oregon. His work exposes hidden architectures through site-specific perceptual installations that combine drawing and sculptural approaches. Drawing influence from vintage computer graphics, techno-structures, and science fiction the work integrates digital languages with the physical world to question historical, current, and potential environments.

Damien holds a BFA in New Media, Suma Cum Laude, from the University of Nevada, an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University, and a BA in psychology and religious studies from the University of California Santa Barbara.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands), EastWest Project (Berlin, DE), Suyama Space (Seattle), The Belfry (Hornell, NY), Las Vegas Art Museum, Arthouse (Austin), the Art Museum of South Texas, and in Portland at Rocksbox, Linfield College, Wieden+Kennedy in collaboration with Rachel Tess, the American Institute of Architects, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Portland 2010 Biennial, among others. Selected press includes a critic’s pick on Artforum.com, New American Paintings, Frame Magazine (Amsterdam), Las Vegas Review Journal, Seattle Weekly, The Oregonian, the Austin Chronicle, and online at designboom, ignant.de, juxtapose.com, and PORT. He has received multiple project grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. He has held residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, ARE Enschede (Netherlands), and Crow’s Shadow Institute in Oregon. He is a member of the artistic panel that advises Milvus Artistic Research Center in Kivik, Sweden and will be residence there in July 2014 creating a site-specific installation.

Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC):

With one indoor studio/performance space, living accommodations, and an inspiring landscape on 11 hectares of farmland at the edge of Stenshuvud National Park in Kivik, Sweden, MARC provides a concentrated environment for artistic research within the field of performance. Established in 2013, MARC is a platform where performance practices, working modes, and methodologies are questioned and new work is created and shared. MARC provides the opportunity for dance choreographers and practitioners to focus on specific research questions. MARC has an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and welcomes other disciplines with a relationship to live performance to the center for residencies each year.

Contact:

MARC artistic director, Rachel Tess, rtess@rachelvtess.org,

+46 (0)722725461

Go to: www.milvusart.se, www.damiengilley.com

 

 

Showings Thursday and Friday at MARC

Benoit + Rachel 2
(photos by Luis Rodriguez)

 

Milvus Artistic Research Center, (MARC) opens its doors to the public in April, 2014 with its first artist in residence Benoît Lachambre (http://www.parbleux.qc.ca/).

In honor of the opening we would like to invite you to two free open studio showings with Benoît Lachambre and Rachel Tess in MARC’s studio/performance space, April 3rd and 4th, 6pm-­‐7pm. The artists will present their new work These are bodies, These are motions, This is the place. There will be a post showing reception where you will have a chance to talk with the artists about the new work they have created and the center.

All events take place at:

Milvus Artistic Research Center, Gladeholm Kivik, 27735 (SE)

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Photos by: Luis Rodriguez
 

These are bodies, These are motions, This is the place

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Performed and created by: Benoît Lachambre, Rachel Tess

In a landscape of palpable textures the performers navigate the link between inner body and tangible object; animating the inanimate through an exploration of the senses. Skin becomes canvas, bodies become abstracted, glimpses of the recognizable are sometimes present, and the byproduct of contact with the outer environment is an acoustic/rhythmic transmission of the sensuous.

Letting be, being with, and sensing the profundity of silence allows the performers to refer unobtrusively to the complexities of human relationships.

The audience is a vital part of the shifting landscape. Alternating between lounging, sitting, standing, and relocating in search of the desired vantage point, the audience is shaped by the choreography.

Performances of These are bodies These are motions This is the place are scheduled for the fall of 2014. The work is produced by Rachel Tess Dance (Oregon, United States) with support from Par B.L.eux (Montreal, Canada). It was developed during a one-month residency at Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC) in Skåne, Sweden with support from Skåne Region, Simrishamn’s Kommun, and Konstnärsnamden.

Wanås Showings

Rachel/Wanås

Kenneth + Rachel wanas

photos: Mattias Givell, Wanås Konst

We are only a couple of weeks away from Konstrundan at Wanås! Here are some images from the preview we did for the Wanås staff. Dancer Kenneth Bruun Carlson and I had a great time getting to know the site and we are looking forward to performing on the hour, every hour, 11-5pm for ten days beginning April 18th. Come and check it out.