Join Kate Cahill, architect and iLAND collaborator, for a series of experiments and activities that investigate location, navigation, and orientation inspired by animal migration. Participants will engage in different exercises, including map making and movement games that draw on their personal experiences. This program occurs in the Sky Room only.
iLAND, founded by Jennifer Monson, is a dance research organization that investigates the power of dance in collaboration with other fields to illuminate our kinetic understanding of the world. Monson’s “Live Dancing Archive” is included as part of “Performance Archiving Performance,” which brings together projects by artists who use archives to examine the unique relationship between performance and preservation. “Live Dancing Archive” consists of three components—each constituting a specific approach to the practice of archiving ephemeral phenomena such as dance and the ongoing flux of environmental systems. These components include a video installation, a digital archive at livedancingarchive.org, and a solo performance. Placing natural ecosystems and archival systems in tandem, “Live Dancing Archive” sustains the choreographic processes of the artist in a dynamic relationship with the shifting environments that shape her research.
New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.