In this two day workshop, we will practice radical presence–decolonizing the internal camera from our bodies and minds, exorcising inhibitions and the inner critic, and finding ways to achieve extreme readiness in moving, speaking, and thinking.
Process class for artists working in any medium or activists working to find their naked voice. Commit to moving your body
Day 1: Radical Presence / Radical Inefficiency
Day 2: Hysteria as Resistance
Maya Gurantz interrogates social imaginaries of American culture and how constructions of gender, race, class and progress operate in our shared myths, public rituals and private desires. She is the recent recipient of the inaugural Pieter Performance Grant for Dancemakers. Her work in video, performance, installation and social practice has been shown at: (solo) Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Grand Central Art Center, Greenleaf Gallery, Pieter PASD, (group) the Museum of Contemporary Art Utah, Angels Gate Cultural Center, the Oakland Museum of California, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, Navel LA, Art Center College of Design, The Goat Farm Atlanta, The Great Wall of Oakland, High Desert Test Sites, Autonomie Gallery, and Movement Research at Judson Church. She has written for This American Life, The Frame on KPCC, The Awl, Notes on Looking, Avidly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Acid-Free, Baumtest Quarterly, RECAPS Magazine, and an anthology, CRuDE, published by the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Bourges. She has taught at UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, and Art Center. She has a BA from Yale and an MFA in Studio Art from UC Irvine.