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Exhibition of Memorial Concepts

Artist(s): Kate Sicchio, United Kingdom

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Proposal Title: Somewhere in Everyday, 11/30/2007, Performance

Proposal Synopsis: This proposed memorial is a choreographic piece, commemorating the everyday by creating a site-specific work, created in a field. By mediating on the concept of everyday, this project hopes to create a work, which will help to memorialise the civilian causalities of the war in Iraq, as these victims were unfortunately subject to war in their everyday lives. The piece will include a minimum of six dancers who will create a series of slow moving tableaus within the environment. A concentration on deconstructed pedestrian gesture will create the vocabulary for the performers as they create a Butoh-like performance. The choreography will last approximately ten minutes in length and will be designed to begin and end at the same point. The concept of the field will be a significant metaphor within this piece: a place of play, growth, and battle. The location of the field can be anywhere in the world. It may be in a remote location, where an audience would not be able to easily access the performance. Therefore documentation of the performance would be the main source of viewing and is an interesting parallel to the war in Iraq, as most of us view it through video.

Artist's Biography: Kate Sicchio is a dance and media artist. Her work includes dance performances, installations, web and video projects and has seen shown in Philadelphia, New York City, Germany and the UK. Kate Sicchio started combining dance and media at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, USA. There she was awarded the Promising Artist Award and graduated with a BFA in Modern Dance and Multimedia. In 2005 she completed her MA in Digital Performance at University Centre, Doncaster, UK where she continued to explore dance, video, and interactivity within a live performance setting. She currently lectures at University Centre Doncaster.

Artist's Website: http://www.sicchio.com

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