Surf Set Sun Set

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Surfing Arts, Science, and Issues Conference (SASIC) held at Scripps Oceanographic Institute in La Jolla, California, in 2010. The conference was guest-organized by The Modeling Agency, a Los Angeles artist initiative founded by Nick Herman and Christopher James. This introduction presented the organizing themes of the conference—the aesthetics of surfing and modeling as an investigative strategy. A concurrent exhibition of relevant art was hung in the Center for Coastal Studies building on the Scripps Campus, amidst and among the trappings of Oceanographic research and its documentation. Further information may be found at:

Author: flora wiegmann

Flora Wiegmann aims to recontextualize dance and grant it new possibilities for communication, and to question the limitations inherent in time-based performance. A relocation of dance from the theatrical stage to zones of different institutions as well as the outside world, gives rise to a rich and complex territory for discourse that links historical and contemporary positions of both dance and art simultaneously. Each project begins with a specific conceptual framework out of which the work unfolds. Historical inquiry is often a part of the process, whether it is regarding the specific site of performance or a current personal investigation. Wiegmann often collaborates with visual artists; these pairings of expertise have uncovered parallels between interests and influence, exposing interconnectedness between artistic practices of all categories. At the same time, she continues to create solo works that result in her own distinct findings.