november, 2018

16nov2:00 PM8:00 PMSpectrum: embodied2-8PM | MCLA2:00 PM - 8:00 PM MCLA Campus Center, 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247


Event Details

Spectrum: embodied
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.
SPECTRUM:embodied day 1 activities include:
– A Durational performance by Rina Espiritu in Freel Library
– An Interactive class with Malcolm Peacock – Of what had I ever been afraid? utilizing the texts of Malcolm X and Audre Lorde to have participants consider how and reflect upon the ways in which speech/movement play potentially active roles in their lives.
– A “walking performance tour” of the MCLA campus

All activities free and open to the public


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



MCLA Campus Center, 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247