In Project Atrium: Amanda Coogan The Ladder Is Always There, Irish performance-based artist Amanda Coogan becomes partially enveloped by a large, sweeping piece of colored fabric. As she stands in its center, the undulating material moves in irregular patterns as sections that gather and release in large part due to a concealed pulley system. Here, the dramatic movements recall scenic views of clouds or mountains.
Performing artists from Jacksonville will be invited to collaborate with Coogan throughout the duration of her time here. Coogan will perform in the Atrium Gallery at specific times from November 26th through 30th, culminating in a final performance during the opening reception on November 30th. In December, a video recording of the artist's performances will be on view at MOCA Jacksonville, serving as a surrogate and ghost of the past events. This installation is inspired by a ballerina's dress hand-painted by artist Marc Chagall that belongs to the Museum's permanent collection that will also be on view.
PROJECT ATRIUM: AMANDA COOGAN PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Tuesday, November 27 // 11 A.M.// Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
Wednesday, November 28 // 12 P.M. // La Villa School of the Arts
Thursday, November 29 // 1:15 P.M. // University of North Florida
7 P.M. // Phase Eight Theater Co.
Opening Reception: Members' Preview: Friday, November 30 // 7 P.M.
Phase Eight Theater Company
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
Public Preview: Friday, November 30 // 8 P.M. - 9 P.M.
Thank you to our sponsors
The Brooke and Hap Stein Emerging Artist Prize Fund
Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow
Carey and Jackie Cornelius
Special thanks to the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Foundation for their support of collaborative arts education projects and partnership.