Description:

 

1DRRGRND (pronounced “wonderground”) is a site-specific movement score developed by artist Andres L. Hernandez as part of Torkwase Dyson’s Wynter-Wells Drawing School of Environmental Justice.  Artist Zachary Fabri will interpret and perform 1DRRGRND on and underneath The Drawing Center’s main staircase connecting the museum’s first floor and cellar.

 

1DRRGRND explores the concepts of pantomime and reversal, and positions the movement of the Black body as a series of (often) unstable, precarious, yet, tactical actions allowing for successful navigation of space.  Taking inspiration from a scene in the 1976 film The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, 1DRRGRND translates the reversed slow-motion choreography of the film’s actors into a movement sequence winding the performer down, under, and back up the museum’s staircase.

 

1DRRGRND is comprised of twelve 3” x 5” index cards with drawings on both the front and back sides, and divided into six sections: Descend; Extract; Ascend; ______; ______; and, Disperse.  The performer is free to interpret and perform the score as they see fit, and encouraged to add choreography to the open sections of the score (sections ______, and ______).

Description:

 

1DRRGRND (pronounced “wonderground”) is a site-specific movement score developed by artist Andres L. Hernandez as part of Torkwase Dyson’s Wynter-Wells Drawing School of Environmental Justice.  Artist Zachary Fabri will interpret and perform 1DRRGRND on and underneath The Drawing Center’s main staircase connecting the museum’s first floor and cellar.

 

1DRRGRND explores the concepts of pantomime and reversal, and positions the movement of the Black body as a series of (often) unstable, precarious, yet, tactical actions allowing for successful navigation of space.  Taking inspiration from a scene in the 1976 film The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, 1DRRGRND translates the reversed slow-motion choreography of the film’s actors into a movement sequence winding the performer down, under, and back up the museum’s staircase.

 

1DRRGRND is comprised of twelve 3” x 5” index cards with drawings on both the front and back sides, and divided into six sections: Descend; Extract; Ascend; ______; ______; and, Disperse.  The performer is free to interpret and perform the score as they see fit, and encouraged to add choreography to the open sections of the score (sections ______, and ______).

Movement The Score  by Andres L. Hernandez

The Movement  by Zachary Fabri