Exhibit Portrays Tension Between Material Body, Academic Work

"Student Bodies," an exhibit organized by the Center for Creative Research Student Task Force Group, interrogates how students are present on campus, both during their four years at Wesleyan and after they graduate. The student dancers portray a physical body and the body of work students produce while writing and reading for classes.  The case inside the Usdan University Center is filled with old academic papers to explore the tension between each student's material body and the one they create through academic work. While moving, the students are thinking about how the physical body is included or left out of texts or readings, and how their physical bodies relate to the bodies that are written in texts.

"Student Bodies," an exhibit organized by the Center for Creative Research Student Task Force Group, interrogates how students are present on campus, both during their four years at Wesleyan and after they graduate. The student dancers portray a physical body and the body of work students produce while writing and reading for classes. The case inside the Usdan University Center is filled with old academic papers to explore the tension between each student's material body and the one they create through academic work. While moving, the students are thinking about how the physical body is included or left out of texts or readings, and how their physical bodies relate to the bodies that are written in texts. Pictured is Asa Horvitz '10.

The Center for Creative Research is a nationwide initiative that puts movement based artists in long-term residency situations on college campuses to explore how movement and scholarship can inform one another. The project was spearheaded by CCR intern Mark McCloughan '10; Eiko Otake, a CCR fellow and visiting artist; and Liz Lerman, head of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.

The Center for Creative Research is a nationwide initiative that puts movement based artists in long-term residency situations on college campuses to explore how movement and scholarship can inform one another. The project was spearheaded by CCR intern Mark McCloughan '10 (pictured); Eiko Otake, a CCR fellow and visiting artist; and Liz Lerman, head of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.

(Photos by Cora Lautze ’11)

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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