A “Gallery Workout” heightens the perception of visual art with movement and sound that leads to a greater understanding of the art itself. Visual artist Ellyn Weiss’s show “Form and Void” includes a large abstract mural (12 feet long) called “Night Comes,”prints on Japanese paper and pieces made of tar. The forms began with Ellyn’s consideration of extremophiles, organisms that live in the most hostile environments on earth – extreme heat and cold, toxic materials, radioactivity, without oxygen, etc. As we do irreversible damage to the systems that humans need to survive, these are the organisms that may inherit the earth.
Welcome to an exciting exploration of visual art interpreted by the moving body in an overarching connection to environment.
Also on the program, Jane Franklin Dance combines with Forty+, to reminisce and laugh along with the intergenerational Shorthanded, a performance piece that revisits technology pushed away over time: cassette tape, VHS, paper dolls, IBM 3033, and other blips on the relentless march of cultural change.