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Lucy Kerr
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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http://www.lucykerrarts.com
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About:
Lucy Kerr is a choreographer and video, film, performance, and installation artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She will be attending California Institute of the Arts in Fall 2017 to pursue an MFA in Film/Video and Integrated Media on the Sharon D. Lund Scholarship. Kerr received a B.A in Philosophy and a B.A. in Dance from The University of Texas at Austin and was the grand prize winner of the 2014 Co-op / George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence for her undergraduate thesis. She has received commissions from Mono No Aware and the Center for Performance Research and was selected as a 2014-2017 Fellow at LEIMAY. Her projects have been presented with The Brooklyn Museum, Anthology Film Archives, The Chimney NYC, Cucalorus Film Festival, Dance Films Association, Mono No Aware, The Center for Performance Research, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Co-Lab Project, The Aurora Picture Show, Triskelion Arts, IDIO Gallery, INSITU Site-Specific Festival, LEIMAY, and The MATCH Houston. Kerr has participated in residencies with Cucalorus Film Festival and Impulstanz. She was the main writer for LEIMAY’s publication accompanying the production of ‘borders’ (2016) at BAM. Her own writing, merging philosophy and performance theory has been used as coursework at UCLA. As a dancer, Kerr has also performed with LEIMAY in multiple projects.
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Dancer, Video Artist, Installation Artist, Performance Artist, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Writer, New Media Artist, Ludus Participant
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Lucy Kerr's Writing

ESSAY// where do we begin?: Thoughts on Absence

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

This past February I travelled to Texas with my company of dancers to present a few different pieces. We performed 3 film and performance works in Houston and a performance piece in Austin at a gallery. One of our pieces performed in Houston was titled ‘while you were away,’ and explores absence. In ‘while you were away,’ there is film that mirrors the dancers on stage, at times it mirrors them exactly and at times it reflects what they are not and what they could be, what it…

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PROCESS// A Candid List of Inspirations

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Films

At Sea by Peter Hutton

The Mirror by Andrey Tarkovsky

My work is particularly influenced by The Mirror. For me this is one of the most inspiring dance films. At the…

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PROCESS // Thoughts On Making Work

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

         

LOOK FOR ME (2016, 16mm) by Lucy Kerr 

         I am writing this article in response to some questions I’ve been asked recently: “what keeps you so disciplined,” and “how do you stay so focused on your work” and in general just questions regarding how to get…

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ESSAY// In A Moment

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

         In this next series of writings I am revisiting last year’s research into Nietzsche’s doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, exploring what it might feel like to experience a moment. On a linear view of time, a view ingrained in the Western world and deriving from a Christian worldview, our perspective toward time is viewed as sequential moments leading to some kind of destination or ending. Each one building consequences upon another. Nietzsche rebelled against…

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