Land Trees and Women investigates the process and mapping of women as ritual. This live durational piece is an intensive survey of unearthing movement with the fierce urgency of now, that guides us, helping us to silence the mind and free our bodies. Continuing Stalling’s practice in exploring vibration while challenging conventional art-spectator relationships, Land Trees and Women centers around building frequency and creating space through social performance. This is Stalling’s first installation dedicated to modular sculptures. The work also includes huge choreography migrations with female moving artists PhaeMonae Brooks, Virginia Coleman, Christina Kelly, Mandi Mpezo, Cailan Orn, Mary Jane Pennington, Rebekah Pleasant, and Cara Watkins, a conversation about future stuff, and movement shops for people.
About the Artist
Lauri Stallings’ practice includes public choreographies, place building, and co-dreaming with many communities. Stallings works as an artist and organizer, and her practice aims to develop live art activities and strategies that advance the idea of public as a genesis and subject for deep spatial and spiritual change. Originally trained as a ballet dancer, Stallings shifted the focus of her practice in 2008 in order to address the immediate social, economic, and spiritual needs of the American South. Stallings’s work has been funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Creative Time, Cheney Foundation, Artadia, and Art Basel: Miami, among others, and internationally she has worked in England, Germany, Canada, and Netherlands. She has been Artist-in-Residence at Georgia Institute of Technology and Atlanta Ballet, and a Bogliasco Fellow. Stallings is the inaugural recipient of Emory University’s Creativity Award, and Flux Projects’s debut artist. Stallings is the recipient of the 2018 Hudgens Prize.
Stallings is the founder of the movement platform glo, a female-led experimental nomadic platform grounded in the belief that a community of neighbors helps make the strong resilient community in which we all deserve to live.