As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with a few groups from our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. This update comes from FRONT Ed.05 in June 2016.
What’s up, PICA blog? FRONT Ed.05 is out in the world, so grab a copy if you see it at PICA, FLOCK or PWNW.
For our fifth edition, FRONT invited five leading US-based choreographers to reformat a period of artistic creation past into a series of questions now. The result is a publication with the spirit of a toolbox, through the lens of contemporary dance. The text—veering from poetic to pithy to peak muse—is set in an elegant, toothy bifold and wrapped in a glossy fold-out poster. The poster is a geometry dosed collaboration between photographer Chris Lael Larson, FRONT’s fabulous Ed.05 designer Justin Flood and four beloved Portland dancers.
We released on January 30th at FLOCK, where Danielle Ross and Robert Tyree had a blast leading an all-levels Question/Dance workshop. The workshop was sprung from the format, content and spirit of our recent edition. In addition to movement and writing prompts, participants were guided through the question-based reformat exercise that Ed. 05’s core contributors used as the basis of their writing for FRONT. Basically it was writing and thinking and moving and good times! In February, we also went to LA to sunbath—and offer the Question/Dance workshop at Pieter Performance Space along with an evening of performances by Danielle Ross and Robert Tyree (team FRONT) and FRONT contributors Milka Djordjevich (Ed.05) and Jmy Kidd (Ed.01).
For the remainder of 2016, and with our whopping $100 of remaining budget, we plan to strategically roll out an online iteration of FRONT Ed.05. Presently, we have an awkward web presence between Robert’s portfolio archive and a tad outdated Tumblr. In the fall, frontpaper.org will begin to host Ed.05 content. Sign up to our email list here, and you’ll be the first to know when we go live!
Precipice Fund is administered with lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, as part of the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.