Holly Maiz & David Forlano : Site-Specific Movement Improvisation
October 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Part of a special event series during the exhibition of Un-Known Paths at Ellsworth Gallery by Christy Hengst.
Holly Maiz is an improvisational performance artist, somatic educator, and zen practitioner. Her work integrates stillness, movement, sounding, and speech. Leaning into moment-to-moment awareness interrupts habitual thinking and invites us to experience how everything arises out of nothing.
David Forlano is a multimedia artist with a wide spectrum of making visual, performance, and sound art. He creates sound scores for dance and theater and continues an ongoing exploration with electro-acoustic music, free improvisation, and movement.
Un-known Paths explores themes of pathways, stillness, and listening. Developing from decades of hiking the land around Santa Fe, many of the paintings cluster around specific paths (Sun Mountain, Aspen Vista, Chamisa Trail) or specific plants encountered along the way (yucca, mullein, piñon).
As much as this work is about specific places, it’s also about returning to a place of not-knowing and building intimacy through renewed curiosity.
This exhibition will also include some new birds, descended from the traveling public art project ‘birds in the park’.
See ChristyHengst.com for the full schedule of events.