Give Us Your Laugh
Give Us Your Laugh was derived from Jim Hodges’s Give More Than You Take. We had an ongoing conversation with Jim that evolved into an exploration of universality through laughter. At our spring event, Double Take, we explored our concept both through Give Us Your Laughand Make A Stranger Laugh.Both are exchanges between people in laughter that create a commonality. We attempted to embody Jim’s…
Seen: Bath Time in the Garden
In the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Henry Moore’s Standing Figure: Knife Edge (1961) gets a bath, May 29, 2014. “Seen” highlights one-off photos of Walker life as captured by our staff. “Seen” highlights one-off photos of Walker life as captured by our staff.
Cheatsheet to Northrop’s “Solid but Safe” 2014-2015 Season
Now that Northrop is ensconced in its shiny new home and is no longer just a dance series and house-for-hire (the jazz season is no more and the newly renovated building is also home to several university programs as a center for interdisciplinary study and collaboration), they recently announced the next performance season. Since joining […] Now that Northrop is ensconced in its shiny new home and is…
There Is No Required Reading
I’m not interested in writing reviews of books, not in the usual sense, at least. I’ll be writing about reading here, but I won’t spend much time telling you what to read or what not to read. My reading life is messy, as haphazard as anyone else’s. There is no a-then-b-and-c to my choice of […] I’m not interested in writing reviews of books, not in the usual sense, at least. I’ll be writing about reading…
Separating Art from the Artist
I hold a great love for Roman Polanski’s Chinatown. It both solidifies and deconstructs and aesthetic I have long been fascinated with, film noir and the detective story. I first saw it almost four years ago when I was 14. I was mesmerized from start to finish as it was clear that the filmmaker had an absolute mastery of story and image. Another of my favorite films is Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Like…
VI. Here Lies One Whose Name Was Writ in Water
“If I am working with identity, then it should be a bit more fucked up,” says Danh Vo, “because identities aren’t stable nowadays, they are complex and schizophrenic.”
The Contemporary Scholar, Part Two: Moving Image Essay
The essay is the primary form of scholarly dissemination. An investigative space where a scholar’s ideas meet an audience, the power of the essay necessarily comes from two sources: its narrative articulation and its circulation. Traditionally, the writer and editor would be responsible for narrative, and the publisher for circulation. But in an era where […] The essay is the primary form of scholarly…
V. I Can’t Work Like This
Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s desire to study the “mechanisms of representation” is also a desire to evade them, or at least to disjoint the easy flow of prescribed information.