ART-SEED Dance Performance by Laura Peterson followed followed by open studios with visual artists Jette Ellgaard, Maureen Nollette, and Emma Piper-Burkett

Laura Peterson is a Brooklyn-based dance artist creating work that challenges physical limits and redefines performance spaces. Laura’s work is influenced by the visual art of the 1970’s and since 2007, has included visually stunning installations that are developed simultaneously with the choreography. Laura Peterson has had residencies and commissions throughout New York and other cities. She has been presented at US venues including Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, and other festivals and performed in Europe and South America. She is a Visiting Artist at Bowdoin College spring 2016. In 2014 Laura was a Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy.

Emma Piper-Burket is a filmmaker, writer and researcher based between New York City and Oregon. Her work focuses on non-fiction, experimental and collected media. She frequently mixes analog forms such as Super8 and 16mm film with digital media, exploring the margins of what is familiar and calling attention to subtle details that contribute to the whole. Her documentary work has brought her extensive experience in the Middle East, specifically Iraqi Kurdistan, where she has taught workshops and conducted independent research in agriculture, archaeology, food culture and the local film industry. She holds an MFA in Cinema and Digital Media from FAMU in Prague, and a BA in Arabic and Classical Studies from Georgetown University.

 

Jette Ellgaard is Based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2007. Her practice is rooted in an investigation of the shifting cultural identities of the rural area of Denmark where she grew up. Using mostly video, sound, text and photography Ellgaards practice pictures her own mix of biographical attachments to this region, which are complicated through her estrangement from the prevailing economic and political developments in the region since she has moved to Copenhagen.

Maureen Nollette’s work amalgams divergent philosophies regarding gender and labor. This deconstruction of societal norms, which examines the allocation of labels and ascribing labor’s worth, has been instrumental in shaping her work. Nollette’s material choices shift sinuously based upon the desired outcome; permanence is juxtaposed with temporal to deliver a thought, as frivolous is positioned with cherished to instigate more intimate, careful consideration. Installations, drawings and sculpture all connect to a larger framework which questions social constructs that insinuate debased gender and labor stereotypes.

Emma Piper-Burket is a filmmaker, writer and researcher based between New York City and Oregon. Her work focuses on non-fiction, experimental and collected media. She frequently mixes analog forms such as Super8 and 16mm film with digital media, exploring the margins of what is familiar and calling attention to subtle details that contribute to the whole. Her documentary work has brought her extensive experience in the Middle East, specifically Iraqi Kurdistan, where she has taught workshops and conducted independent research in agriculture, archaeology, food culture and the local film industry.