1. Dolce Far Niente Installation Shorts- Bench

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    from Aileen Mapes / Added

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    DOLCE FAR NIENTE- "sweet idleness of doing nothing" or "the passionate spectator" is an immersed environmental contemporary dance experience told through movement, and mixed-media installation and an evening progression to activate all the senses of the audience. When we can shut out NOISE and STOP what we are doing, what surfaces are life and our feelings of the moment whether it's grace or despair. Our ego vanishes and our true self emerges. Come and give yourself permission to relax. So much of our selves are being told to work and produce more, get more done easily and faster. Spiritual sloth was the "noonday demon" that distracted a monk from his prayers, a dreamy listlessness that "forces him to step out of his cell and to gaze at the sun to see how far it still is from the night hour, and to look around, here and there, whether any of his brethren is near," wrote the acclaimed preacher Evagrius Ponticus (349-399), describing the ancient equivalent of Facebook addiction." Too much idleness, however sweet, leads to ennui, the bores and the bored. However, there is a sort of dead-alive hackneyed people about, who are scarcely conscious of living except in the exercise of some conventional occupation... It's hard work to experience Dolce Far Niente. The audience will be pampered and guided in the methods of idleness. Because, If we aren't all able to find bit of the dolce far niente we will have lost humanity for compassion love and kindness. Aileen Mapes has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in dance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is constantly studying people, patterns, and is very interested in the dualities we humans face constantly. She's always exploring dance beyond the realms of the theater and beyond standard perceptions of 'site-specific' dance. Her dance works are also informed from her theater background and graduate studies in Grotowsky, Boal and other leaders of experimental theater. Dolce Far Niente is the first full evening work Ms. Mapes will present in Houston since 2006. After completing her MFA, she devoted time developing solo movement material and small group choreography to better inform her choreographic voice and specifics of movement aesthetic.

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    • Sara Downham-Lotto: Art and Music

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      from Caroline Morley / Added

      The second in a series of shorts celebrating Sara Downham-Lotto's work as an artist in residence at Plymouth College of Art. This short explores the musical quality of Sara's completed work.

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      • Sara Downham-Lotto: Layering Art (Part 2)

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        from Caroline Morley / Added

        The sixth in a series of shorts celebrating Sara Downham-Lotto's work as an artist in residence at Plymouth College of Art. This short is an alternate version of Layering Art (Part 1).

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        • Sara Downham-Lotto: Layering Art (Part 1)

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          from Caroline Morley / Added

          The fifth in a series of shorts celebrating Sara Downham-Lotto's work as an artist in residence at Plymouth College of Art. This short takes inspiration from Sara's process of collage to incorporate her artwork into the timelapse footage of its creation.

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          • Sara Downham-Lotto: Layering

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            from Caroline Morley / Added

            The fourth in a series of shorts celebrating Sara Downham-Lotto's work as an artist in residence at Plymouth College of Art. This short takes inspiration from Sara's techniques of layering to create an expressionist representation of her artistic process.

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            • Sara Downham-Lotto: Music and Rhythm

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              from Caroline Morley / Added

              The third in a series of shorts celebrating Sara Downham-Lotto's work as an artist in residence at Plymouth College of Art. This short explores the relationship between music and rhythm in Sara's workspace.

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              • Sara Downham-Lotto: Movement

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                from Caroline Morley / Added

                The second in a series of shorts celebrating Sara Downham-Lotto's work as an artist in residence at Plymouth College of Art. This short celebrates the hive of activity that Sara's workspace became.

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                • Urban Plant Research at Lichtenberg Studios

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                  from Local Color — Leslie Kuo / Added

                  Ivy, nettles, trees of heaven by the tracks. In May 2014, Urban Plant Research (Sara Bouchard and Leslie Kuo) were guests at Berlin's Lichtenberg Studios, a unique artist residency in former East Berlin that focuses on artists making small interventions in public space. This a video diary of their week in Lichtenberg, with an improvised mandolin soundtrack by Sara. Thank you to Uwe Jonas, Intervention Berlin e.V., and the district of Lichtenberg for hosting us.

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                  • On AIR (Artist in Residence): Interview between Linda Lenssen and Joëlle Ferly

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                    from Jo (Joelle) Ferly / Added

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                    One shot interview between two artists, Linda Lenssen (The Netherlands) arriving at L'Artocarpe - a platform for contemporary art based in Guadeloupe, French Caribbean - and Joëlle Ferly (Guadeloupe) artist based in Guadeloupe. May 2014 - L'Artocarpe, Guadeloupe Video: Jean-Yves Adelo

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                    • Sara Downham-Lotto: Time and Light

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                      from Caroline Morley / Added

                      The first in a series of shorts celebrating Sara Downham-Lotto's work as an artist in residence at Plymouth College of Art. This short celebrates the light and life of the studio space.

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