News for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2008 Dubin Fellow Receives Art Matters Grant

Jeffrey GibsonJeffrey Gibson2008 Ronald and Susan Dubin ArtistJeffrey Gibson2008 Ronald and Susan Dubin Artist

The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2008 Dubin Fellow Jeffrey Gibson on receiving an Art Matters Foundation grant. The foundation, which accepts proposals by invitation only, awarded twenty-eight grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 to artists for specific projects, travel and research, and ongoing work that breaks ground aesthetically and socially. In describing his project, Gibson notes:

I am developing a new performance work titled Like A Hammer. The final performance will involve ten dancers wearing identical outfits adorned entirely with metal jingles, brass bells, and other sound-making materials. Jingles are found adorning the dresses of traditional jingle dancers at Native American powwows. They were originally the tops of tobacco and snuff containers that were turned and used to adorn jingle dresses. The dancers will be choreographed to make sounds with their entire bodies as they move through performance and public spaces. Additional layers of sound, including drumming and house music, will be added to the overall performance.

For more information about the Art Matters Foundation and their fall 2014 awardees, visit: artmattersfoundation.org

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