apexart :: Public Program :: Coding the Body

In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body organized by Leah Buechley.

Impose Upon Me

Saturday, April 19: 4 pm
apexart, 291 Church St, NYC

Created and performed by Christy Funsch

Impose Upon Me involves the creation, relation, translation, and performance of information via three different systems: visual/experiential, language/descriptive, and notation interpretation. This live work involves a solo performer who launches, boomerang style, her dance work to three colleagues, who then return it to her via three different modes, in a sequence akin to the child’s game “telephone.” Christy will initiate the information exchange in San Francisco via colleague Hope Mohr by showing her my movement material without speaking.  Hope will describe it verbally to Stephen Pelton (London) over the phone. He will create photographs based on Hope’s description and will send them to New Yorker Julie Mayo. Julie will create a movement notation system, which Christy will interpret and perform at the exhibition. The work can be read as a solo interrupted by interfaces with other people, with layers of meaning that include modes of translation, keys to communication, and symbolic coding systems.

CHRISTY FUNSCH is a dance maker, performer, and teacher. Her work has been presented in Amsterdam, Chicago, London, New York, Phoenix, Toronto, and throughout California. She has been awarded residencies at CounterPULSE, Djerassi, and the U Cross Foundation, and received four nominations for Performance from San Francisco's Isadora Duncan Dance Awards Committee, and several grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, CA$H, and the MetLife Foundation. Christy was a participating member of CHIME Across Borders, the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange Program. She is on the faculty of City College San Francisco, and has also taught at Hamilton College-New York, UC Berkeley, California State University East Bay, Cabrillo College, College of San Mateo, Skyline College, ODC Dance Commons, the SF Dance Center, and at New Dance Studios, in Amsterdam. She holds an MFA in Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University, is a CMA from the LABAN Institute, and was just named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2014.

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All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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