John L Warfield Center

Performing Blackness Series: “A conversation on ‘The Desert’ with Grisha Coleman”

Sat, April 10, 2010 | WIN 2.180

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Performing Blackness Series: “A conversation on ‘The Desert’ with Grisha Coleman”

Performing Blackness Series

“A conversation on ‘The Desert’ with Grisha Coleman”

Grisha Coleman, Assistant Professor of Arts, Media and Engineering - Arizona State University


The Desert recreates a desert environment modeled after scientific data and may be viewed both as a multi-media installation and a vocal/dance/electronic music performance.

In a 70-minute journey through space and time, Grisha Coleman's performance installation, immerses audiences and performers in a fully synthetic environment comprised of audio and visual media, digital
movement analysis, robotics and live performance. This setting recreates a desert ecosystem simultaneously made up of a virtual and "real" space, reflecting on how one affects the other.

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Grisha Coleman is a New York City native and has worked as a composer, performer and choreographer. She holds an M.F.A. in Composition and Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts. She joined AME as an assistant professor of Movement, Computation and Digital Media in fall 2008 after completing a research fellowship at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

2 pm - WIN 2.180

Sponsored by: The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

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