| OCTOBER 12, 2000-APRIL 8, 2001
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: BILL T. JONES
THE ANDERSEN WINDOW GALLERY
|| One of the
most inspiring artists of our time, Bill T. Jones envisions dance that "acts
as a microcosm of society." The foundation of his practice, evident in a
remarkable range of works created during the past 20 years, encompasses
investigations rooted in the purity of movement as well as overtly political
works that search for truths about contemporary life. His interest in crafting
a synthesis of formal concerns and social relevance has led him to pursue
choreographic means ranging from personally driven, internalized examinations
to works produced as artist-in-residence that draw on the external participation
of local communities.
The exhibition Artist-in-Residence: Bill T. Jones shows the development
of this artistic process by focusing on the beginning stages of a project.
Loud Boy, a new dance-theater work, explores classical themes of
spirituality raised in Euripides' The Bacchae that still resonate
today. Jones began his research last spring in Minneapolis and San Francisco
with a series of workshops that ask the question "What does your God look
like?" in order to uncover deeply rooted personal and cultural images
of God. The installation incorporates imagery and text from The Bacchae
selected by the artist to create an environment in which to contemplate
these representations of God, and will include an interactive component
allowing gallery visitors to participate in Jones' continued research
on this project.
Your "window on the world," the uniquely designed Andersen Window Gallery
features a media bar with an interactive wall of educational resources
such as computer stations, videos, and selected publications. To see previous
installations, visit the Andersen Window Gallery Web site.
This multipurpose gallery is available for use as a site for meetings
or programs. For more information, call 612.375.7610.