Artist-in-Residence: Sara Kraft

Programming category: 
January 16, 2012 - February 12, 2012

Sara Kraft is using her Earthdance residency to continue developing aspects of her artistic process as well as elements of several different current projects, including compositions weaving text, song and vocal looping, live interactive video, and site-specific performance.  

Current projects include:
WRECKED: investigates themes of failure, destruction, sustainability, and the pathology of loss aversion on a global and deeply personal scale. In a culture obsessed with keeping it together, what is the value of falling apart? What are the functions of economic and psychological depression? WRECKED draws parallels between the current global economic and environmental crisis with personal stories of loss and failure, weaving disparate narratives into a cumulative meditation on the capitalist American dream of
constant expansion, acquisition and domination.

TRUTH:  a visual and sonic mashup  examining parallels between how we relate in our most intimate relationships with how we interact globally as nations and cultures, and the desperate search for absolute "Truths" in the face of constantly shifting conditions and points of view.
 

BIO
SARA KRAFT is a San Francisco based interdisciplinary artist, performer, director, writer, songwriter/vocalist, and educator who creates original work drawing from a broad background in the live arts, performance, dance, film/video, music, installation and site specific work. Deemed by American Theatre Magazine as "a doyenne of San Francisco's avant-garde theatre scene," her award winning original work has gained acclaim for its ground-breaking integration of new media and performance, weaving disparate mediums and narratives into complex tapestries. She is founding Artistic Director of KraftyWork,and was founding co-Artistic Director of the multimedia performance duo Kraft + Purver. Her work has been commissioned and presented by numerous venues and festivals in the U.S. and Europe, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Z Space, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ODC Theater, the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, American Living Room Festival, and SF International Arts Festival.

http://kraftpurver.com/

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