Featuring live performance, facilitated dance parties, video, interactive text, and sculpture, Everything All The Time was my solo show at Vox Populi Gallery in 2016. The show examined the passing of time through bodily practice and earthly concerns. Based in action is primary, an improvisational performance practice Foley has developed since 2010, the exhibition features curated and accumulated documents of daily dances performed over the same period and live performance as well as participatory events actively engaging with questions raised by the practice. What is the import and affect of daily improvisational practice? How can choreography and improvisation be simultaneous modes of making and being in the world?
Performance + event dates November 4th 7pm performance (during Opening Reception) November 6th 4pm performance November 19th 5pm performance, followed by a performance by LA-based vocal artist Odeya Nini December 2nd 8pm performance (during First Friday Reception) December 16th 9pm embodiment dance party December 18th 2pm performance (during Gallery Talk)
About the performance: the undergird (action is primary study #4) Based in action is primary, the improvisational practice Foley has spent 6 years developing, the undergird began with the intention to build and perform a largely improvised speech – that is a dance and a spoken performance – about death and mortality. It has evolved into a real-time examination where the sensation inside the body meets and reflects upon the experience of grief, maternal lineage, birth, and how things begin. An intimate movement-based performance, the undergird mines the entwined loss and expansion of improvisation to speak to time passing through and on the experiential body and to look at the objectified, static idea of a (acceptable, recognizable) body of our culture. How can a speech be a dance? What does it feel like to speak to what’s immediate and hard to say? What language brings us closer to what is deeply known but difficult to name?
About the embodiment dance party: Let’s have a dance party that invites you to occasionally, lightly, enjoyably bring your attention to your body as you’re dancing… not to change it but to feel it. You do you while we all think about the crown of our heads, or of the space between your fingers, or your perineum, or….
What you can expect: -Optional tequila for warming and readying yourself -An introduction and overview of the different aspects of our bodies we’ll be bringing attention to throughout the dance party -A led warm up to become sensitive to subtle sensations and shifts on our bodies -A full on 60 minute dance party where you can let loose as Foley suggests areas to think about and consider, while continuing to get your groove on.
This is a dance party. It is open to all and every body.