By Maggie Schneider
Every year is the year for something…
change, renewal, hope, etc…
Social consciousness; apprehension, normalizing movement/behavior because of (perceived) social constraints
But does the camera angle suggest sexual intention(s)?
What is sexual empowerment?
Sensing your skin and breath
Inhale → Move
Exhale → Stillness
Hear and see breath go through the body
Frances feels let down when brought back to the ordinary
What is stand-alone and what is NOT stand-alone?
What IS an authentic art experience?
Physicality of travel
I have a lot to accomplish before I go back anywhere
What the FUCK is my job as an artist?
I hide behind my vanity
I need to read more and apply for grants
Use of audio to inform [the] viewer and their [expected] emotional response
… time based movement/video exploration
… command of space
This could be the beginning of a lifetime of work… video, performance, installation
The goal of the project is to complete the challenge
Being open to the experience is the only expectation I maintain
Walking from 33rd to 7th to 11th West and 53rd
Make your intentions clear in your artwork and it will be available [to your audience]
I activated space in the elevator
… levels of interpreted emotional states
Notes from Stephanie Barber:
1.Check the framing of the camera
2.Research the theory of montage
Anatomy language vs. imagery language
I get really frustrated with words
What do I enjoy in life right now?
How do I implicate the audience in my performative work?
Dwelling in space creates the opportunity to allow for place…
… smiling is often an invitation for engagement…
The dancing happens when and where it desires to exist
… it feels daunting
I am not sure where my next step is as an artist
Physicality of space
Exposing my body is easier for me to do than to be emotionally vulnerable
How do I expose a more vulnerable yet sincere side of myself within my work?
Video cameras activate immediate awareness
I consider my video editing process to be a form of choreography
“Where I am is what I need.” – Deborah Hay
What do I enjoy about what I make?
My videos as paintings
Sculptural element of video perspective
Awareness of my camera
Muscle memory, topography, emotional memory… these influence your physicality as it relates to your immediate physical environment
My body, this vessel through which my ideas travel
I feel therefore I am
Dancing in spaces with obstacles
… it is the shared experience that is special and unique
Learn to comprehend your environment with your physical presence
I am a product of culture and history
How do I own my labels?
The way the video is projected, the room transforms into part of the piece
From the Center
‘Art, Performance, Media’
Terpischore in Sneakers
Even chaos has patterns
Leading is 90% listening
Maggie Schneider is a trans-disciplinary artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She makes conceptual work through processing material (digital, physical, and experiential) and manipulating it into new forms. Her media include but are not limited to dance, painting, video, fibers, writing, audio, installation/sculptural and performance.
These images are a brief glimpse into Schneider's creative processes; they reflect the ongoing evolution of her studio practice.
Reach Maggie Schneider at email@example.com or visit www.artforhandling.com (her non fine art creative pursuits.)