And all directions I come to you
Central Park, New York City
May 15- June 25, 2015
A roaming installation made for 90 acres of Central Park's North Woods, as part of Creative Time’s “Drifting in Daylight” exhibition.. Through a series of choreographic mappings and systemic experimentation, Lauri is working with ideas about how we associate with one another and have intensely private moments in public spaces. Lauri sets out from a central site that recognizes what is primitive and mysterious in ourselves and the critical role of vulnerability. Happening daily over 6 hours, And all directions I come to you is envisioned as a constant flow of intuition and play. The installations principal is movement, and with this work, Lauri aims for experience to be an anchor for thinking, by letting time happen to offer emancipatory moments and a gathering among strangers who are or are not community. Non-hierarchal, haptic and tactile, Lauri crafts the work to grow amidst things and with things.
In tandem with the 6-week exhibition, Lauri and glo engaged in Making Days, Movement Choirs, and FARMING across Harlem, Queens, and Brooklyn, with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust and Global Kidz.
A Creative Time commission. A Creative Time Central Park Conservancy collaboration.
Project Team: Lauri Stallings, concept & choreography; Anicka Austin, Kristina Brown, Jennifer Cara Clark, Virginia Coleman, Ashley Daye, Christina Kelly, Katherine Maxwell, Cailan Orn, MaryJane Pennington, moving artists; Jason Bunin, Fashion; Paul Boshears and Maggie Davis, creative consultants; Kristina Brown, Project Lead; Richard Carvlin, Atlanta Project Manager.
Art Papers interview
Huffington Post review
Creative Time video interview
New York Times preview
Creative Loafing preview
Atlanta-Journal Constitution preview
photo credit: Thom Baker, Liliana Bakhtiari