STORIES WE TELL, STORIES WE KEEP: IN CONVERSATION WITH STACY RENEE MORRISON

Stacy Renee Morrison is a photographer keeping and telling stories between two women, between two centuries. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell where one ends, and the other begins. Much of her artistic career has been informed by a 19th-century trunk that seemingly fell from the sky to become the material makings of the girl of her dreams. But as in the case with all good stories, the through-line of Stacy’s practice can be traced back to when she herself was a child. Pioneering sleep researcher Rosalind Cartwright wrote, “Memory…

MOVING IDENTITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA ORDAZ

Andrea Ordaz is a freelance dance artist, choreographer, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She began her professional dance training at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and received a BFA in Performance & Choreography and an MFA in Dance from from the University of California, Irvine. In her thesis, Mexican-American Female Identity in Choreographic Process, Ordaz explores the ways in which her bicultural identity and femininity manifest in her choreographic work. As the founder and director of A. Ordaz Dance, 一a collaborative space dedicated to making…

Annalisa Barron’s art in motion: In conversation with the artist

With a background in music, film, and visual arts, Annalisa Barron’s itinerant practice is currently established in Rochester, NY where she is developing an ongoing research-based project called Place Projectors. For this body of work, the artist creates cinematic sculptures made of light, shadow, steel, and glass informed by Rochester’s unique imaging history. I met Annalisa Barron in 2018 at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center where she presented The Molok, a performance and object offering of a 13-foot-tall creature, operated by puppeteers in harnesses and quad stilts and made entirely…