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Explaining art at a cocktail party

Last night I went to a lecture by minimalist sculptor Susan York at the College of Santa Fe. York makes large-scale sculptural installations out of graphite. She is very interested in the energetic state created by engaging with her work.

At one point she had us close our eyes and then open them abruptly. She drew our attention to the emptiness in our minds at the initial moment of visual perception. She likened this to the vision of an infant. She later stated that drawing attention to this mental void was one of her objectives in her work.

For months I have been wanting to develop a series of easy scores that people I can do with people  at cocktail parties; scores that provide the experience of engaging with my work.

I thought I would give it a go today: Read the rest of this entry »

NYC contemporary dance = ethnic dance?

I performed tonight in Santa Fe on a mixed-bill choreography showcase, and I felt the concepts I was working with could just as easily been coming from another country. I did some things that I find to be pretty common in NYC dance. I looked at my audience, I left space in my score for nothing to happen on stage, I limited my movements to only those necessary, and did nothing to inspire envy of real or feigned athletic prowess.

Their kind, yet shell-shocked faces, led me to wonder…

Should NYC contemporary dance be billed as ethnic dance when presented outside of NYC?

Karl Cronin’s notes from Santa Fe outpost

i am in Santa Fe (NM) for a three-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute.
i am having a blast exploring the landscape and making new friends.
i am also learning about how my art practice does and does not integrate with the visual arts world.
i am learning the differences between performance art and performing arts (material of the body, time, historical context). Read the rest of this entry »

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