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HOME Live Art Installation Comes to Atlas Performing Arts Center, 3/5

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HOME is a live art installation that unravels the question of "what is home?" created by artist-collaborators John Moletress and Eames Armstrong. Images of home constructed from child's toys, clothing and musical instruments are rendered unstable, destroyed and reconstructed in unfamiliar forms by the performers. This 5 hour durational performance will take place in the front windows of Atlas Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 5, 4:00-9:00p. This event is presented as part of INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL 2016.

A note from the artists: The act of defining home is an exclusionary process simultaneously designating that which is not home. This live art installation intends to trouble the possibility that home can ever be fixed or static but is rather a process that runs alongside our endless navigation of living.

ARTISTIC BIOGRAPHIES:

John Moletress is a multi-disciplined artist, educator and Founding Director of force/collision, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble. With force/collision, J has co-created and directed The Nautical Yards with Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance, Shape (text by Erik Ehn), Trust me (text by Falk Richter) and Jarman (all this maddening beauty) with Caridad Svich (International/US). J's work has been seen within the US at The Kennedy Center, Abrons Art Center, La MaMa ETC, Arena Stage, New Dramatists, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, FUNDarte/Out In The Tropics, OUTsider Festival, George Washington University, EMP Collective, to name a few. Internationally, J's work has been seen at King's College London, Homotopia/unity theatre (UK), Warehouse 9 (DK), The Gulbenkian (UK) and The House at Plymouth University (UK). Previously, J was awarded the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre for co-founding Factory 449, multiple funding awards from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and was a finalist for the prestigious DC 2012 Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence. J has directed premieres by playwrights Erik Ehn, Caridad Svich and Craig Wright. Publications include Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performance (ed. Caridad Svich; Theatre Communications Group), Wendell. (Playwright; NoPassport Press), Jarman (all this maddening beauty) and Other Texts (Intellect Books UK) and Imaging Home (Forthcoming, Intellect Books UK). JohnMoletress.com

Eames Armstrong is an interdisciplinary artist and organizer based in Washington, DC. Eames makes performance, movement, noise, and drawing motivated by queer and trans feminist thinking. They received a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010 and is currently pursuing an MFA in studio art at George Washington University.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC

Box Office: (202) 399-7993; atlasarts.org

Time: Saturday, March 5, 4:00-9:00p

INTERSECTIONS Festival 2016 brings the best of DC arts and artists to the stage and H Street with performances, experiences and happenings in theatre, dance, music, vocal, choral, opera, visual arts, video, film, writing, sculpture, photography, circus, spoken word, public art, community art, and art space activation. Discover how art, culture and connection happen on H Street.


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