MUSCULAR BONDING DOCUMENTS
Ariana Disman, Nina Isabelle, Kaia Gilje, Beth Neff, Esther Neff, Edward Sharp
M.A.R.S.H, St. Louis / Living Arts, Tulsa, OK
February 15 - March 5, 2018
Six people traveled, lived, worked, and performed together for three weeks as a durational collaborative performance experiment conceived and initiated by Esther Neff. On February 15, 2018 the muscular bonding began with a road trip from Panoply Performance Lab in Brooklyn, NY to M.A.R.S.H (Materializing & Activating Radical Social Habitus) in St. Louis, MO. For two weeks the muscular bonding was fortified through focused materialization and activation of space and collaborative construction of material and living practices. From March 3-5 the muscularly bonded performed collectively to materialize participants structural realities through devised scores as part of The New Genre Art Festival at Living Arts Tulsa.
Kaia Gilje & Adriana Disman carry a sheet of dry wall up a staircase at M.A.R.S.H. (Materializing & Activating Radical Social Habitus) in St. Louis, MO. Photo: Nina Isabelle