november, 2018

17nov2:00 PM8:00 PMSpectrum: embodied 2Day2-8PM | Gallery 512:00 PM - 8:00 PM 51 Main Street, North Adams, MA


Event Details

Spectrum: embodied 2Day
MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, 51 Main St
(413) 662-5327
2 – 8pm
more info including artist bios at:
SPECTRUM:embodied surveys the different thoughts, feelings, and expressions of gender in relation to space and the body – an extension of the SPECTRUM exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51. Questions we’ll be asking along the way: can the performing body challenge Institutional space & culture? how institutions persist or resists white/heteronormative bias? how gender is presented, mis-presented, or erased by institutions?
SPECTRUM:embodied invites performers and the curious to shift boundaries of creation, performance, and belonging. Performers will consist of both MCLA students and professional/working artists. SPECTRUM:embodied activities include a ‘walking performance tour’ of the MCLA campus, open mics, work-in-progress showings, movement classes and a closing celebration at ‘the Green’ featuring The Queer B.I.G. (Billy Dean Thomas).
Performers will inhabit different locations on and off-campus to make visible the often unseen pathways/entrypoints/windows into the unfamiliar.
Day two: features
– An open Ballez class taught by Katy Pyle
– Works-in-progress showings and an open mic at Design Lab
– A guided tour of the Spectrum exhibition at Gallery 51
– A closing celebration with Billy Dean Thomas at The Green


(Saturday) 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Gallery 51

51 Main Street, North Adams, MA