The Dynamic Archive Workshop – With MPA
WALKING THE GRID
Workshop by MPA / 14-15.06.2021
This workshop considers the energetic and kinetic kinship between strangers. We might arrive to this space together on the slow vault teeth tense drain gain name, but exit in an open sense mind frame.
The workshop is mainly physical, performative exercises, including durations of walking the space collectively. All bodies are welcome to participate according to their ability. Non-performers are highly encouraged to participate.
The workshop will take place in person in the Nebenflute room at HfK Bremen. Groups of 4 students could take part at different times during the 2 days. If you are interested to take part, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop participants should wear something comfortable, bring paper, pen. and pencil.
14. & 15.06.2021, each 10 am to 6 pm (diverse slots)
Nebenflut, Speicher XI 8, 28217 Bremen
Registration under: email@example.com
MPA is an artist who engages her body in performance and installation pieces. She explores the social and political implications of the body as a site of resistance in her work. Her body of work Directing Light onto Fist of Father (2011), shown at Leo Koenig Inc. combined 16mm film and a plaster cast of her father's fist in an installation inciting three durational performances. Trilogy (o) (2012) centered on photographs of Nike war missiles as an orbiting moon calendar at the arts cooperative Human Resources in Los Angeles.
MPA's works and performances have been seen at the Swiss Institute, the Whitney Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Stedelijk Museum, the Center for Performance Research, The Kitchen, Hudson Guild Theater, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art in General, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Oaxaca; and Meat Market Gallery, Washington D.C. MPA is a frequent collaborator, and is visible in works by contemporary photographers, painters, and performers.
After her FCA support, MPA relocated to Twentynine Palms, California to research somatic practices. Prior to her Grants to Artists, MPA received a Community Arts Assistant Program Grant in Chicago (2006), and was an artist-in-residence at La Pocha Nostra Residency in Oaxaca, Mexico (2006); the Hancock & Kelly Live Artist Residency, Nottingham, United Kingdom (2007); the International Artists Studio, Stockholm (2010); and the Denniston Hill Artist Residency in Woodridge, NY (2010).
MPA received her B.F.A. from Hampshire College, and is a visiting faculty member in New Genres at the University of California, Los Angeles.