photo: Tara Fallaux
RALPH LEMON AND NARI WARD BLUR THE DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN ART FORMS
SEPTEMBER 25-30, 2000
I thought, basically, the reason for all of these disparate lives on
stage was to have a conversation. Nari [Ward]'s installation will be
a live, interactive work of art."--Ralph Lemon on the set design for
photo: Dan Dennehy
In keeping with its tradition of multidisciplinary
art and performance, the Walker welcomes choreographer Ralph Lemon and visual
artist Nari Ward for a series of independent and cooperative projects. Both
artists-in-residence at the Walker this year, the pair collaborated on Lemon's
two presentations from the Geography trilogy. Ward created set designs
for each, and his piece for Geography is currently on view in the
Walker lobby. In addition to presenting Tree,
Lemon and his 13-member ensemble will take part in residency activities
throughout the Twin Cities (see below). In the coming months, Ward will
unveil a new installation commissioned for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Crossing disciplines, these artists illustrate the Walker's dedication to
art without boundaries. More information on Ward's and other artists' residencies
is available from the Walker's Pew Web site.
RALPH LEMON AND ENSEMBLE'S WALKER ARTIST RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES
ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE BUSH FOUNDATION.
LEMON ARTIST RESIDENCY