About the Artworks and Artists
LAURI STALLINGS + GLO
And all directions i come to you, is a continuous migratory performance of contemplative movement through the North Woods. The performance begins at noon at 5A, beckoning the public into the woods. Find the movement artists of glo regularly at 5A, 5B, 5C.
With her Creative Time debut, Lauri Stallings presents a nomadic installation created specifically for the 90 acres of Central Park’s North Woods, where nine moving artists of glo beckon the public to join them on a mysterious, contemplative journey. Stallings aims to generate new experiences of “letting time happen” in the public realm through a series of choreographic mappings and systemic experimentation. The Atlanta-based conceptual artist and choreographer founded experimental performance platform glo in 2009 to revitalize identity in the American South by underscoring human interaction in contemporary performance, and by recognizing an impulse to work outside recognizable spheres in the arts.
NORTH WOODS STARTING FROM THE LOCH WALKING PATH AT WEST DRIVE
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, 5A:12, 1:30, 3, 3:15, 5PM. 5B:12:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:45PM. 5C: 1, 1:45, 3, 4:30PM. VIEW MAP
FARMING CIVIC ACTION INITIATIVE
MAY 19, MAY 26, JUNE 2, JUNE 9, JUNE 16
Farming is an important part of glo’s identity, as artists living in the American south, a culture all its own, and as artists making their work on a historic farm re-imagined as a hybrid-experiment arts center. Farming is the way into people supporting a neighborhood while nurturing identity through bending and toiling and planting seeds while getting dirty together.
BROOKLYN QUEENS LAND TRUST
VIEW THE PUBLIC PROGRAMS PAGE FOR LOCATION DETAILS
ABOUT LAURI STALLINGS + GLO
Photograph by Joeff Davis
Lauri Stallings is a conceptual artist working with ideas about how we associate with one another, and have intensely private moments in public spaces. Her works most often function as installations, and in places outside traditional venues, to commingle dancing, making and listening with artists and communities. Stallings draws inspiration from the theories of Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt and other socially progressive philosophers that consider human nature deeply. Stallings creates transcendent moments of wonder in common life and invites atypical human exchange. In 2009, Stallings founded the platform glo; since then, glo has collaborated intensely with artists across disciplines, working with orchestra conductors, filmmakers, rap artists, sculptors and philosophers.
Anicka Zaneta Austin
Kristina Marie Brown
Jennifer Cara Clark
Mary Virginia Coleman
Ashley I Daye
Mary Jane Pennington
Making Day, with West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc. (WSFSSH)
OPENING MAY 15, 2015
CENTRAL PARK’S NORTH END
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 12-6PM
THROUGH JUNE 20, 2015
NOTE: PARTS OF THE EXHIBITION MAY
CLOSE IN THE EVENT OF HEAVY RAINFALL.