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Performance as Experiment with Marilyn Arsem from MOBIUS 3/24+3/31 Participants must attend both dates

03/24/2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sun, March 24 + 31 2pm-4pm Participants must attend both dates PERFORMANCE AS EXPERIMENT Performance art workshop by Marilyn Arsem This workshop focuses on performance art as a site of learning, where the performance action is an experiment in which the end result is not known, either by the performer or the viewers.  Instead, something is discovered through the process of doing the work, in the act of observing and experiencing change and transformation. Using performance, you might choose to learn something about yourself, about the world around you, or about the audience.  The challenge is selecting materials and designing an action that allows you to effectively examine the question that you are asking.   Unrehearsed, this kind of work is made in front of viewers.  What is the role of the witness in the work? What does their presence allow you to do?  Is there a way to involve them directly in the inquiry? How might they help you? Guided writing exercises will further develop your practice of constructing and analyzing your own work. MARILYN ARSEM Bio Performance artist Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, ranging from solo performances to large-scale interactive works incorporating installation and…

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Performance as Experiment with Marilyn Arsem from MOBIUS 3/24+3/31 Participants must attend both dates

03/31/2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sun, March 31 2pm-4pm PERFORMANCE AS EXPERIMENT Performance art workshop by Marilyn Arsem This workshop focuses on performance art as a site of learning, where the performance action is an experiment in which the end result is not known, either by the performer or the viewers.  Instead, something is discovered through the process of doing the work, in the act of observing and experiencing change and transformation. Using performance, you might choose to learn something about yourself, about the world around you, or about the audience.  The challenge is selecting materials and designing an action that allows you to effectively examine the question that you are asking.   Unrehearsed, this kind of work is made in front of viewers.  What is the role of the witness in the work? What does their presence allow you to do?  Is there a way to involve them directly in the inquiry? How might they help you? Guided writing exercises will further develop your practice of constructing and analyzing your own work.   MARILYN ARSEM Bio Performance artist Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, ranging from solo performances to large-scale interactive works incorporating installation and performance.  She has presented her work…

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Video Projection SKILLSET

04/14/2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this SKILLSET learn what's involved (and what's possible) in video projection. From integrating video clips, to live interactive camera feeds, and even some talk about projection screen materials. Manipulating light with projection can be effective using the simplest elements, such as a simple line that moves through the space. Projection design can go far beyond just playing a movie in the background while your performance happens in front. There will be some talking, some doing, and perhaps some interactivity with the technology while performing. Taught by Callie Chapman http://www.calliechapman.com/projection

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Self-Production SKILLSET

05/20/2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DATE TBA Learn the ropes of self-producing. We will touch on roles and assembling a team to bring your vision to life, creating a production timeline (and calendar), what to expect when you rent a theatre, and simple marketing strategies to generate audience.

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2018-19 Fundraiser

Over the past 3 years we have grown to be a unique valuable resource for artists of all types in the greater Boston area.  From providing low-cost space to artists of various types (from movement and dance, to technology-arts, to music and theatre and healing arts).  Our objective is to nurture creativity by providing a quiet, isolated space to explore and create for artists of all types as well as those who cross borders of disciplines.

Over the past year we have updated our space with generous donations of labor and supplies by painting the walls from peeling yellow to brilliant white and grey, gotten black out curtains to provide night time during daylight hours, mounted 3 projectors for a potential immersive digital experiences, and are currently working on sound system upgrades.  In addition to physical changes, our new programs include our first Artist in Residence (Janelle Gilchrist), held the first Teranga Children’s Festival, run our SKILLSETS workshops, and have soft-launched our new fiscal sponsorship program.

We continue to offer below market rate space rental ranging from $15/hr. for rehearsal rental to $200 for event rental in a safe, quiet, and isolated space in the heart of Central Square.  With art spaces dropping like flies in the area, we are grateful to be able to exist.  In the face of rising rents, gentrification, and no foundational support WE STILL ARE HERE! But in order to continue our legacy and provide space, services, and programs we need your help to build a sustainable future.

YOU can be IMPACTFUL and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We are asking for $5,000 to build our operational fund so that we are able to meet monthly expenses and ideally pay staff for their administrative time.  As a non-profit providing various services and low-cost rental we are entering this new fiscal year with our eye on building a more sustainable future.  Currently rental expenses are met by our hourly renters.  Anything beyond gets put towards other monthly expenses, future rental expenses, and sometimes (if the revenue exceeds our expenses) staff gets a nominal stipend.  Our staff consists of one person who works for the studio 30-40 hours a week.  a $5,000 goal is both a drop in the bucket, but by far the largest amount we have yet to attain in one fiscal year.

Please consider supporting Studio@550 and its future.  Studio@550 is a non-profit organization and your donation will be tax-deductible.

Thank you!


Callie Chapman
Director
Studio@550

$3,125.00 raised of $5,000

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