glo launches first phase of two-year project at Atlanta Contemporary

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Before "activation": glo artists prepare for the launch of "Search Engine" at Atlanta Contemporary.
Before "activation": glo artists prepare for the launch of "Search Engine" at Atlanta Contemporary.

Before “activation”: glo artists prepare for the launch of “Search Engine” at Atlanta Contemporary.

glo founder-choreographer Lauri Stallings and her movement artists have officially launched one of the company’s most ambitious works, “Search Engine.”

The first phase of the site-specific, two-year project, which has started at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center but will migrate to another site or sites next year, achieved “activation,” to use a glo term, on Sunday night.

Lauri Stallings of glo, at Goodson Yard at the Goat Farm Arts Center. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Lauri Stallings of glo, at Goodson Yard at the Goat Farm Arts Center. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

“Search Engine” will be a continuous experience during its first week, running 24 hours a day until 1 a.m. Oct. 18, with the public welcomed to engage with glo’s artists. They will be moving to electronic and nature soundscapes and performing through a varied schedule of activities — from grass trimming to smoothie making to blindfolded yoga.

Even before Sunday’s night’s launch, a temporary structure was created at an obscure spot on the Westside grounds of Atlanta Contemporary. The grassy hill will grow all the way until this first iteration of “Search Engine” is completed on Dec. 12.

The work includes ongoing programming of “choreographic situations, social engagement and contemplation,” according to glo.

Audiences may enter “Search Engine” at any hour, through Atlanta Contemporary’s Studio Artist Courtyard, without knowing what they will see or hear.

A glo release describes “Search Engine” as “an in-between space for collaboration, sensory journey and autonomous dreaming.”

The opening week schedule (24 hours a day through 1 a.m. Oct. 18; all events free), as provided by glo:

  • Monday, Oct. 12: Until 430pm Ashley Bohanon Thai Bodywork  & Yoga ; 4-5pm glo activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 5-7pm Kennesaw State University French club/ Photo Novela ; 7-11pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; Sleepover.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13: 7:41am Sunrise daily bathing; 8am grass trimming Meditation; 10am-2pm Ashley Bohanon Thai Bodywork  & Yoga; 10:45am smoothie making; 11am glo movement SHOP; 12-2pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 3pm LadyFest weekly session; 4-5pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 7-11pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 8pm Yoga on the Move/ blindfolded yoga; 11pm-3am Atlanta Astronomy Club; Sleepover.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14: 7:42 am Sunrise daily bathing; 8 am grass trimming Meditation; 10:45am smoothie making; 11am glo movement SHOP; 12-2pm glo Activation/ choreographic cycles + systems; 12-3pm FARMING; 12-3pm Little Feasties carry-out; 1pm Coloring with Tonja; 4-5pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 7-9 pm discussion party with Eyedrum; 7pm dance SHOP with ChopArt shelters; 7pm- 7am All-night glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15: 7:43 am sunrise daily bathing; 8am grass trimming Meditation; 11am glo movement SHOP; 12-2pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 4-5pm glo Activation/ choreographic cycles + systems; 7:30-10:30pm Eyedrum Writer’s Exchange; 8-10pm BOATING sound mixing;  7-11pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; All night candle lighting; Sleepover.
  • Friday, Oct. 16: 7:44 am sunrise daily bathing; 8am grass trimming Meditation; 11am glo movement SHOP; 12-2pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 4-5pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 5pm Yoga on the Move/ blindfolded yoga; 6-8pm Lost and Found Youth dinner; 7-11pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; Sleepover.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17: 7:45 am sunrise daily bathing; 8am grass trimming meditation; 10am Ashley Bohanon Thai Bodywork  & Yoga; 10:45 am smoothie making; 11am glo movement SHOP; 12-2pm glo Activation/ choreographic cycles + systems; 12-3pm FARMING; 12-3 Little Feasties carry-out; 4-5pm glo Activation: choreographic cycles + systems; 7-11pm glo activation: Choreographic cycles + systems.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18: 1am SEARCH ENGINE activation off.

More information: atlantacontemporary.org, www.facebook.com/gloATL.


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