With her movement artists having lead New Yorkers and visitors though the woods of Central Park’s North End this summer, glo founder-choreographer Lauri Stallings is now planning a local exploration — a site-specific, two-year work to begin at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center this fall.
The two Atlanta arts entities on Tuesday announced the project, titled “Search Engine,” which also has been guided by Goat Farm Arts Center.
It will begin with the creation of a “temporary structure” within the Secret Garden, an obscure space on the Westside grounds of Atlanta Contemporary, on view from Oct. 11 to Dec. 12. The work will unfold there with continuous programming of “choreographic situations, social engagement and contemplation,” according to the announcement.
“Search Engine” will be a continuous experience during its first week, running 24 hours a day from October 11 to 17, with the public welcomed to engage with glo’s artists, who will move to an electronic soundscape by New York composer Daniel Wohl.
The installation will take on the appearance of a green meadow with a hill that will grow over time.
Audiences will be able to enter “Search Engine” at any hour, through Atlanta Contemporary’s Studio Artist Courtyard, without knowing what they will see or hear.
“This is the beginning of a collaboration with Atlanta Contemporary and our collective new and established audiences to engage in quietly generative work that helps build relationships and trust,” Stallings said.
“Search Engine” will migrate to a site or sites to be announced after its first phase at Atlanta Contemporary ends Dec. 12.
The “Search Engine” schedule:
- Opening week: 24 hours a day starting 7 p.m. Oct. 11 through 1 a.m. Oct. 17.
- “Movement Choirs”: Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Nov. 24, Dec. 8. Check the website for further details.
- “Watering the Garden”: Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, Oct, 13 through Dec 9.
- Closing of the first iteration: 7 p.m. Dec. 11 through midnight Dec. 12.