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MFA Alum and Faculty Sara Jimenez Participates in Activating Deconstructions in Dance and Performance

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Activating Deconstructions in Dance and Performance

Friday, May 1, 7PM

Interdisciplinary performance makers Sara Jimenez and Zavé Martohardjono will discuss their embodied approaches to invisible histories, dis/orientation, and deconstructing political and historical narratives, as well as address how their artistic practices are evolving in response to the current global health pandemic.

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Sara Jimenez explores the material embodiment of deep transcultural memories. As a Filipinx-Canadian artist, she is interested in materializing existing global narratives around concepts of origins and home, loss and absence. She works in collage, sculpture, installation, and performance, to create visual metaphors that allude to mythical environments and forgotten artifacts. Jimenez is a collector and alchemist. Among other things, she collects familial narratives, abandoned objects, debris, compost, colonial texts and photos, maps, and textiles. Through material experimentation, she combines and rearranges elements from her collections to complicate pre-existing narratives of place, lineage, and temporality.
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Zavé Martohardjono (b. 1984, Canada) is interested in weaving together political education, improvised dance, and physical healing practices to contribute to de-colonial and de-assimilationist projects. Both their facilitation and performance practices contend with political histories our bodies carry. Zavé has performed at the 92Y, The Kennedy Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, BAAD!, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Boston Center for the Arts, Center for Performance Research, El Museo del Barrio, Gibney Dance, HERE Arts, Issue Project Room, Storm King Art Center, the Wild Project, and elsewhere. They are a 2019 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and 2019-20 Dance in Process artist in residence. Previously, Zavé participated in LMCC’s 2017-2018 Workspace Residency, the Bronx Museum’s BxMA Co-Lab Residency, Shandaken: Storm King, Gibney Work Up 3.3, and Chez Bushwick residency. Zavé studied Political Economy at Brown University (2006) and Documentary Filmmaking at CUNY City College (2009). Outside of dance-making, Zavé has worked in social justice advocacy for over a decade.

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