Schedule of public events

* All events are free, open to the public, and hosted at the Olympic Sculpture Park unless otherwise noted.


Friday
Jan 26


Art Encounter I
7pm
Launch Party and Collective Movement Experience
PACCAR Pavilion
RSVP for free tickets

Sunday
Feb 11


Orbiting Together Somatics Workshop
2-4pm
Alvord Art Lab
PACCAR Pavilion
Facebook event

Friday
Feb 23


Art Encounter II
7pm
Final Group Performance
PACCAR Pavilion
RSVP for free tickets

Art Encounters

This winter, collaborating artists Tia Kramer and Eric J. Olson will take up residence at the Olympic Sculpture Park to research, workshop, and realize their participatory project, Orbiting Together. Where we once used the horizon and stars to locate ourselves, we now look to our phones, rarely considering our bodies in relation to celestial objects orbiting overhead.


Orbiting Together is a participatory project that creates a new GPS network composed of people, in place of satellites. Over the course of the residency, participants who opt in to receiving text messages will simultaneously receive a text each time specific satellites fly over the Olympic Sculpture Park. Texts contain mindfulness exercises that investigate and reinvigorate their connections to each other and to their surroundings. Along with choreographer Tamin Totke, performances and workshops will focus on observations and participatory movements.

ART ENCOUNTER I
January 26, 2018 at 7pm in the Paccar Pavilion
Launch Party and Collective Movement Experience
RSVP for free tickets

ART ENCOUNTER II
February 23, 2018 at 7pm in the Paccar Pavilion
Final Performance
RSVP for free tickets

Public Workshops

THE PHYSICAL ORBIT: Movement Workshop
Facebook event

Join us for our upcoming Orbiting Together SOMATIC MOVEMENT WORKSHOP. Over the course of the last few weeks, Orbiting Together participants have been collectively receiving text messages with mindfulness instructions. These texts hone participants’ instinctual sense of direction and connection to their environment. During this workshop we will dive deep into these ideas.

By turning our attention inward, we reconnect to the body's instinct, following our own movement impulses and desires. Exploring rhythm, momentum, and stillness, we re-enliven our body's authentic expression, together creating a rich terrain of group awareness. With eyes open and closed, we will move with and will be moved by others, collectively expanding our imaginations towards making the impossible possible.

Meet at the SAM Paccar Pavilion, Alvord Art Lab.
Wear comfortable clothes (yoga pants/sweats), layers and warm socks.
Come as you are. Bring a curious mind.