ARTIST SPOTLIGHT #8: Stephanie Acosta with Jesse Young
Know first about some of our Artists and their Companies on our ARTIST SPOTLIGHT leading up to Volume IV, Issue II.! Learn a little about who they are and what they are most passionate about!
Today’s SPOTLIGHT is:
Stephanie Acosta with Jesse Young
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR CHOREOGRAPHY:
Illuminating Somatic Accumulation
A multidisciplinary artist focusing on exploratory means to experiential ends. Acosta blends performance and video with practice based research placing materiality of the ephemeral at the root of her practice, questioning the making of immovable meanings in our manufactured limitations.
Stephanie Acosta resides in NY/Chicago where she works extensively with unseen histories, performance modes, experimental radio and independent film. Acosta can also be found creating with NO ONE IS ANYWHERE and with collaborators across the country including Daviel Shy Films, Atom-r, Manuel Vason, Jessie Young and Robin Deacon.
ABOUT Stephanie’s CREATIVE PROCESS
Research, document, archive and exploratory systems are engaged in considering out given subject’s subjectivity. Utilizing the semantic within the somatic to find blurring lines of connection and container. in other words we make images to translate into visceral experience, we use duration to talk about weight, we spend time with gestures and ideas allowing for their proximity to inform relation.
Do you work in other mediums other than dance? Any other special talents?
An inherently multidisciplinary practice including film making in analonge and ditigal modes, sculpture, installation, projection and sculpture.
What artists are you influenced by? Why so?
The works of ensembles such as Goat Island and Every House Has a Door, the films of Cauleen Smith and the writing of Eileen Myles and Sarah Schulman. Those who utilize the challenging of a mode to discuss the challenges of our time.
What is your most memorable moment as an artist, thus far?
In 2013 our ensemble performed in Puebla Mexico, in the courtyard of a former prison, on coble stones, in what was now a space for creative gathering, and there we performed Falling Things.
We’re all physical beings! What’s your favorite part of the body and why?
The mouth, for its metaphors and its surprising variability.
Check out Stephanie at Volume IV, Issue II., on Friday, August 22nd at 7:30pm + Sunday, August 24th at 3pm!