How can body and materiality transform each other? Where does one end and another begin? When does materiality give way to landscape? What happens when these things quiver in the in-between?
Waterbodies is a series of performances exploring the undeniable sinew that lives between human, materiality, and landscape. We use sculptural wearables to echo the ephemeral conditions in which two bodies negotiate space, form, and relationship. The sculptural pieces create restrictions in bodily relationships and spatial encounter, while uncovering new ways of being.
A collaboration with Abi Ogle
Music by Landon Caldwell
Camera by Autumn Eastom
Letter to Arachne
A collaboration with artist Abi Ogle, made in conjunction with her show, Oh, You’ll Change Your Mind, at the Harrison Center in Indianapolis, IN.
This performance is an engaged improvisation. Using the visual and conceptual themes in the embroidery as prompt, I create a performance in real time that interacts, responds, and embodies. The performance highlights how the embroidery itself can also be seen as a moving body.
A public performance on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Made in collaboration with the dancers: Maddie Hopfield, Anisha Chirmule and Mehgan Abdel-Moniem
OPTIONS is an interactive object-based exhibition showing the work of Emily Culver, Angela Heaps, Jonathan Santoro, and William Udell. Curated by Amalia Wiatr Lewis.
OPTIONS is a space for the development of new performance work that interacts with the object-based exhibition. New work by Chloë Engel, Majestic, Mark McCloughan and Zoe Nelson, and Chloe Marie Newton. Curated by Amalia Wiatr Lewis.
OPTIONS is a dance video made by Amalia Wiatr Lewis with Hannah Declercq, Maggie Donoghue, and Chloë Engel. It is a documentation of the object-based exhibition and an exploration of possible interactions.
Little Berlin Philadelphia, PA September 2018
Mark McCloughan and Zoe Nelson
Chloe Marie Newton
That's So Baby
This piece asks questions about femininity, domesticity, and cleanliness. This piece looks at all the times being a woman feels powerful and all the times I take on a meekness that someone else wants for me. It is about clenched fists and having agency. It is about all the times I say yes when I don't want to. This piece is sexual and intimate. It travels between states of being a friend, child, lover, mother, acquaintance, and dwells on none specifically. It is non-narrative. It is dance work, with experiments in vocalization. This piece is a solo.
3 color repeat pattern silkscreen made through Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprenticeship
Now then, is an exhibition that explores time experientially, conceptually, and globally. The five artists in Now then, —Samuel Burhoe, Kelli Creutzinger, Angus McCullough, Adrian Paci, Holly Streekstra, and Kasey Toomey— explore the theme through temporary sculpture, ephemeral realities, historical representation, and personal memory. Through a variety of materials and means, each piece catalyzes a transformation, becoming a physical representation of the passage of time.
SHIPS (a screening) An evening of films about boats and ships.
The Column by Adrian Paci Kwassa Kwassa by Tuan Andrew Nguyen and SUPERFLEX The Forgotten Space by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch
Curated by Amalia Wiatr Lewis
Little Berlin Philadelphia, PA September 2017
Facing is a dance for 4.
Choreographed by Amalia Wiatr Lewis. Performed by Amalia Wiatr Lewis and Samuel Wentz. Sound design by Susan Kennedy. Video and Editing by India Abbott.
Photography project about camouflage in the urban environment.
Los Angeles, CA January 2016
Oaxaca, MX January 2015
Choreographed by Amalia Wiatr Lewis. Performed by Meghan Herzfeld, Zoe Huey, Amalia Wiatr Lewis. Music by Roi Karlinsky.