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Thu, Dec 14, 2017 8:00pm –
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 8:00pm –
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 8:00pm –

Gibney Dance
280 Broadway (Enter at 53A Chambers)

Gibney Dance

Wesley Chavis & Cori Olinghouse

DoublePlus presents three weeks of shared evenings for which established artist-curators each choose a pair of emerging artists and mentor them through the creative, production and audience development processes.

From Curator Dean Moss:
“I’m interested in the edges of wellness. Where the structures of life/spirit movements meet flesh in idiosyncratic therapies and worship. Here healing is addressed through auras and gestures tasked with defending heart and mind. They countervail these bare transactional days. Cori Olinghouse’s practice of Clown Therapy and Wesley Chavis’s physicalized worship are indicative of that art inquiry. They seek to turn faith and science sensory: absorbing these truths (and us) into the vulnerability of their flesh.”

Ku In Tuo Muah
For Ku In Tuo Muah, Wesley Chavis contemplates the expansion of bodily presence, and the peculiarities of communion with ethereal forces, by moving through the abstracted sound of his family’s breath: accessing a complex sense of love and surrender.

by Cori Olinghouse, joined by performer Martita Abril
Utilizing Clown Therapy, an original improvisational practice which explores the shape-shifting nature of identity and personhood to parody American consumption practices, Cori Olinghouse presents Grandma, a live televisual set in an American landscape of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, that stars Grandma and Bad Signal, her staticky ghost. Grandma excavates the effects of television, the media, and dark familial pasts as portals. Featuring Cheez Doodles, cans of Spam, Cheese Whiz, Hostess Cupcakes, and a guest appearance by the famous Orange Soda, Fizzy Fizzy.