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From the act of peeling fruit to the theatrical staging of movement, Aki Sasamoto’s work explores the peculiarities of everyday life and gestures. She functions as storyteller and performer, drawing the viewer into her created narratives. Tonight she is joined by Culture Push, the arts organization she co-directs, to premiere a new series of experiential workshops, Storm Your Brain.
Culture Push is about hands-on learning, group problem solving, serious play, and interdisciplinary connections. Aki directs one of the company’s signature programs, DOING Symposium, in which invited specialists share their expertise with each other through hands-on experiences. Each participant brings activities that are specific to his/her field and shares in all the activies—there are no spectators!
My Turn invites artists to create programs for the Whitney’s public that are an extension of and informed by their own artistic processes and methods. Taking their contributions to 2010 as a point of departure, six Biennial artists explore key aspects of their practice to create distinctive evenings of performance, discussion, demonstration, and engagement.