“This story of war, survival, immigration, and family has influenced my entire life. The themes of loss, betrayal, identity, and exile are all a part of my manuscript.” Jia Oak Baker, recipient of a 2015 Artist Research and Development Grant.
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“The biggest challenge is training your brain how to see in the 360, because there’s no viewfinder for that. You can only see what you recorded when you bring it back to the computer and input it into the sphere. You train your brain by experience– by repeatedly filming, stitching, and projecting.”
“I’m a dancer, so movement is my language. It was my way of being with that intense energy and just pouring myself into it. That’s what dance was like for me as a young person. It was how I processed the loss of a parent, and again, after my husband died. Dance is my mode, movement is my vocabulary.”
“Often, people cringe or become uncomfortable with blatant statements, but I find that if I take a different, more abstract tack, a broader audience will absorb the performance, and it’ll be in their psyches at a certain layer. They get it without me having to be heavy-handed about it.”
Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2015 ARDG recipient Ann Morton of Phoenix. Making this textile portrait reveals a person in grand scale that would otherwise be unnoticed, even invisible. By using this cast-off clothing to create the… Read more »