Grant Recipient Details

Location

Putney, VT

Project Title
Ask the River
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
New Work New England
Grant Amount
$15,000

Ask the River is an interdisciplinary movement and visual art collaboration that intertwines people and place through building, reflecting and deepening our relationships with our watersheds. Three choreographers and two visual artists will collaborate with five Vermont communities to create 25’ long silk cyanotypes* and choreograph their unfurling into two performances. The performances are inspired by the stories and movement of water and its interconnectedness with environmental, racial, social and spatial justice.

*Cyanotypes—a 180-year-old non-toxic photographic process in which fabric is exposed to the sun and developed in water, yielding vibrant gradations of blue—form animated rivers of silk.

Work Samples

In a field, seven women hold up a blue banner.
Brattleboro Women’s Chorus members holding banner they created | photo by Evie Lovett
Double exposure. In a field, women carry a blue banner over their heads and a closeup of the blue banner.
Movement exercise with banners | photo by Evie Lovett