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Special Effects Stephen Lichty & Neil Marcus

Excited to see my friend Neil's new experiment:

Special Effects
Stephen Lichty & Neil Marcus

Sunday, June 3 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm

351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
ODC Dance Commons

In their first public collaboration, Stephen Lichty and Neil Marcus will negotiate dystonic movements to become sculpture; dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movement and corresponding mental intensities. At ODC, the artists will be working with and against their natural tendencies by directing those intensities around and between their bodies, minds, to objects and back at the space itself. 

Stephen Lichty (b. 1983) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent projects and exhibitions include, Harlan, Laracuente, Lichty / Earth, New Capital, Chicago, 2012; The Museum Problem, Frutta, Rome, 2012; Bauer. Croxson, Lichty. Wood. Foxy Production, New York, 2012; Ribbon dance in a thunderstorm at sunset, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, 2011; Enchanted, Resort, Berlin, 2010.


Cristina Carrasquillo, documentary poetics, dance

“no sensation on skin” “no movement” “…do you remember” “no reflex on knees”

These quotes, I imagine, were spoken by a doctor at the time of cervical cord injury, They are an intro into Cristina Carrasquillo's return to blogging. Cristina wrote to me today to say she has started to blog again. A dancer with quadriplegia, a social justice activist--Cristina is a vibrant figure in the disability arts community. Read her blog at And, check out an article I wrote about her at Proyecto Vision  [Photo by Zoe Christopher] I like the way Cristina uses quotes from her lived experience to begin blogging again. This is what I would call documentarypoetics. If you are interested in working with the documents of your life (medical jargon, emails, pivotal words at major life events), please contact me about a Write To Connect class. I can work with you to shape your memories and documents into something new or, into an authentic record of your experiences. You can also co…

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