Dave

A conceptual work made for the Walthall Fellowship's culminating show Portalsim, Dave premiered at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in July of 2015. In the two months that Portalism was at MOCA GA, there were 5 iterations of Dave.

piece statement

Dave is an experiment.
Dave examines the passing of things: the passing of energy as stories, response, heat, memory, information. Passing from human to human, from mind to heart to body, from one side to another, from this to that. The audience is invited to visit the artist in the atrium of MOCA GA's space. They are welcomed to share a story - any story - of theirs into the microphone. The artist responds to the passing of energy from the heart and mind of the storyteller, through his/her lungs and vocal chords, into the microphone, out into the space, and finally into the artist’s ears and pores to generate physical response. Passing is used as a form; a configuration that guides by experience, providing the architecture of a moment, and granting those involved a structure on which to hang their thoughts, feelings, and responses. By examining this form what do we learn? Is there something intrinsic in the passing of things that indicates what happens next?

Dave 2


Dave 2 is the second link in a chain of an experiment that utilizes passing as a form and physicality as a conduit for response. 
 
Dave 2 Artists - Nathan Griswold and Nicole Johnson of Fly on a Wall
 


 

Dave 3


Dave 3 is the third link in a chain of an experiment that utilizes passing as a form and physicality as a conduit for response.
The artists of the Atlanta Ballet’s Summer Pro-Camp move through physicality that was built in response to the first two iterations of Dave. 

Dave 4

Dave 4 is the fourth link in a chain of an experiment that utilizes passing as a form and physicality as a conduit for response.
The artists of the Atlanta Ballet’s Summer Pro-Camp move through physicality that was built in response to the first two iterations of Dave. 
A thirteen minute structure set to the sharing of stories from a live audience Dave 4 is the only condensed iteration of the work.

                         footage by Brian Wallenberg, Atlanta Ballet

Dave 5

The fifth and final iteration of Dave with the artists of Fly on a Wall.

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