BodyCartography Project, action movie, 2016; photo: courtesy of the artists

Performance All Ages

BodyCartography Project

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 17, and 18, 2018
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Coinciding with Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules, Performance All Ages presents BodyCartography Project for a weekend of drop-in, participatory movement pieces that draw on Rauschenberg’s interest in collapsing the borders between visual and performing arts. Join us on Member Access Day or Free Family Day for performances that can be felt as much as seen.

This program is a part of Limited Edition, a thematic look at artistic lineage inspired in part by Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules. Organized by the museum's online platform for arts and culture Open Space, Limited Edition features events at the museum and sister institutions CounterPulse, ODC Theater, The Lab, and Z Space.

About the Artists

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad collaborate as the BodyCartography Project. Their work began in public spaces across the Bay Area, and 2018 marks their 20th anniversary. BodyCartography’s mission is to engage with the vital materiality of our bodies.

“We create dance in urban, domestic, wild, and social landscapes. Our work is rooted in contemporary dance, somatic technique, education, socially engaged practice, and public art. We are deeply invested in the power of live performance to facilitate a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and presence.”
— BodyCartography Project

They have created performances, installations, films, workshops, talks, festivals, and curatorial projects around the world presented by institutions such as the Walker Art Center, Performance Space 122, American Realness, Movement Research, TBA/Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, Performance Arcade, New Zealand, Cinedans, Amsterdam, South East Dance, UK, and Polish Public Television, amongst others.

Honors include a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2015 and the Twin Cities City Pages Dance Company of the Year Award in 2013, and residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Tallahassee, and Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin. They are featured artists in Site Dance, the Lure of Alternative Spaces (2009; University Press of Florida) and Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance (2015; Routledge).

Upcoming projects include a commission for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis.

Select programs presented in conjunction with Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules are made possible with support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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BodyCartography Project, action movie, 2016; photo: courtesy of the artists