May 2014 Articles (2)

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ESSAY // Favoring Fire: reflections on art and production - PART I

Part I: Passion and Ignorance


We talk, in this country at least, about following one’s passion, but I think we don’t mean it. Or rather we mean it only insofar as our passion comes with a 401(k) or can lead to a…


Added by Jeremy Goren on May 15, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

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Exploring the Unknown through the Unnecessary

In her Practice Manual for the Six Viewpoints, Mary Overlie describes the practice of Doing the Unnecessary as “a movement exploration that should be extended to breaking logic of all kinds…performers are permitted to be obstructive, non-cooperative, or minimally cooperative.”


My favorite memory of Mary providing an example of the Unnecessary was at the dinner table in Basin, Montana. We had cooked up some steak and asparagus and potatoes and onions. The sun was setting…


Added by Sophia Treanor on May 10, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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