Closing Night Performance
About this event
How do we make meaning in an uncertain world? Sometimes it can help to look skyward as artist Bill Gilbert suggests. Inspired by his workshop “walking constellations” this will be an evening dedicated to the process of making meaning by going outwards into the unknown. Whether this quest takes the form of walking or material finding — these artists are guided by the unexpected encounters created within their environment. Spend the night witnessing how the star points of constellation cignus the swan became mapped on the ground by Bill Gilbert and collaborators, connecting earth and sky. Or wait to see how Melanie Aceto and her dancers will transform ordinary objects into animated choreographic potential and become inspired by the ways in which Jonathan Golove, Bill Sack, and Matias Homar find musical harmony in the unlikeliest of sources. How do we make meaning in an uncertain world? We find it right where we are, by looking up at the heavens and then back down to the very spot where we find ourselves, and making meaning out of that. Join us for what is sure to be a memorable closing night.
Hosted at the Cohen Center for the Arts, “the Cohen Barn”
Alfred University invites you into this immersive six-day festival MAKING MEANING IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD, designed to embrace the creativity of the community in collaboration with local and international visiting artist. During the day, participate in workshops hosted by an ensemble of world-renowned artists and join us in the evenings to gather together to watch site-specific performances, installations, and participatory projects. More at go.alfred.edu/summerarts