Artist Statement

April 24th, 2012

Kevin Piñero

Artist Statement

Applied Choreography

Dawn Springer

                                                            A MAN of Time

            Time waits for no MAN. The past semester I have noticed how fast life can seem. Even if you take the time to slow down, hind sight still makes time seem to go at a Mach 4 speed. This idea of time fascinates me and I wondered, is it possible to physicalize this idea? Through movements, music, and snow, I found that it is possible.

            There is something about linear movement that seems extremely meditative. It was this quality of movement juxtaposed with fast sharp movements I used to show urgency and calmness (two qualities of time). Even though this linear quality could solely go on for hours, I felt that it also needed to be juxtaposed. It was this need juxtaposition that made me use the floating quality of snow. However, the audience plays a key role in the piece.

            The sound track of the piece, shuffling itunes, is meant for the audience to be pulled in and out of the trance-like quality of the piece. Based on feedback, I do not really have a good sense of how the audience will respond to this piece. A few people become really engaged while others become extremely bored.

            It would be ignorant of me to say that other artists have not influenced me. However, it is all artists I have been exposed to that I am in conversation with. I believe that it is every experience that an artist has encountered that shows in their work.

Secret piece commentary!!!

March 28th, 2012

Hey guys so ya basically my questions for this piece are the same as BR how is this piece being received?

Secret piece!!!

February 20th, 2012

Bohemian Rhapsody

February 19th, 2012

Secret Piece!!!

February 12th, 2012

Bohemian rhapsody (excerpt)

February 12th, 2012

Article Responses

February 5th, 2012

Rules and Hints: John Cage

I would have to say that rule “8. do not create and analyze at the same time. That they are different processes”, would relate to my work the best. When I find myself creating if I try to analyze what is happening at the same time things end up taking longer to create and I just end up stuck in my head instead of actually making something.

What is Choreographic Thinking: Karinne Keithley Syers

First off I love that this article mentions Mark Haim, he is awesome!!!! I feel that this article and John Cage’s rules are pretty much saying the sae thing that to create art you can’t be like completely lock off to ideas and that you can not stay all up in your head to make something you just have to do it and see what happens and then think about it.

Doris Humphrey on Gathering

See there are different ways in which I create a piece. Most of the time it is by little accidents, sometimes I just go in with an idea. Each time the way the piece is performed and seen is vastly different.

Doris Humphrey on Arranging

This article is so true space and spacial arrangement is EXTREMELY important! I remember when I first started choreographing I was not using the full space. However, it can also be a choice to use very little space.

Hooks race representation, Madonna

After reading this article, I am very angry at myself for not noticing how inconsiderate, racist, and superemist Madonna’s image actually is. When I finished reading I immediately watched the like a prayer video and was very close to breaking my screen. It is one of the most ignorant videos I have ever come across. Today, Madonna has lost a fan!

Themes of contemporary art

I found this really interesting about all the things the body can represent and say. In the begging it mentioned how the body signals our identity and I thought that played perfectly into the idea of my bohemian rhapsody piece.

A movement sample

January 31st, 2012