Kat Brown's Writing (8)

PROCESS//HABIT

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Habit and repetition. Habit and repetition are important to understand somatically when working with improvisation. Repetition can create space for deepening, through each repetition the movement becomes embodied with greater ease and less conscious awareness. This can serve to…

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Added by Kat Brown on May 17, 2017 at 6:16am — No Comments

ESSAY//THE DEMATERIALIZATION OF THE ART OBJECT

Image of Adrian Piper performing as Mythic Being, Image sourced from WordPress

    I am examining the dematerialization of the art object in relation to the work of Adrian Piper and Lygia Clark. I am situating their respective relationship to the art object in relation to minimalist…

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Added by Kat Brown on May 17, 2017 at 6:10am — No Comments

ESSAY//AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT

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In Process with Authentic Movement



It’s important to let the space remain wordless, at least the center space. The context comes about through reflections, and around the edges. It’s the wordless space of listening. Sound creates context for my movement. When I move to…

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Added by Kat Brown on May 17, 2017 at 6:04am — No Comments

PROCESS//ANGER IN A BLANK SPACE

Images of Kat Brown performing Anger in a Blank Space at the Gallatin Galleries

    Anger in a Blank Space is a performance…

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Added by Kat Brown on May 17, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

ESSAY//Marina Abramovic and the Dematerialization of the Performative Body

Image of Generator at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, originally published in New York Times. 

    Marina Abramovic’s 2010 piece The Artist is Present marked a distinct change in the nature of her work. Abramovic has been creating long duration performance pieces since…

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Added by Kat Brown on May 17, 2017 at 5:56am — No Comments

ESSAY // Ana Mendata’s Siluetas Series

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    The concrete nature of bodily being is typically in contrast with the ephemeral nature of the…

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Added by Kat Brown on September 29, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments

PROCESS // Because I am 1,000 Grains of Sand

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Because I am 1,000 Grains of Sand -

December 8, 2015

Site Specific

UT, US



Artist Statement

Because I am 1,000 Grains of Sand is a long duration movement piece that took place in the desert of Southern Utah. It is because of our bodily being that we experience ourselves as…

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Added by Kat Brown on September 29, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

INTERVIEW // Dance as an exploration of the Nature/Culture Continuum: An Interview with Sondra Fraleigh

Photo: Painting by Kat Brown

    Dance is an art that can only exist through continuous embodiment, it’s a living expression of self and symbol that exists in the perpetual present moment. Dance is made through bodies in motion; the body is a biological entity, but the body in dance is also a conceptualized, cultured and…

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Added by Kat Brown on March 18, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

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