Collective contemporary dance newspaper FRONT will hold PICA’s third Resource Room Residency of 2013, supporting four dance zealots at a pivotal stage in their maturing operations, while producing content for the next edition of their progressive performance publication.

FRONT’s mission is to facilitate, foster and distribute dialogue and literacy around contemporary dance. FRONT is four. Tahni Holt, Danielle Ross, Noelle Stiles and Robert Tyree craft newsprint that performs publication: the material is consistent, but its configuration flexible— accommodating the inquiries FRONT instigates.

The group will organize their residency time much like a rehearsal schedule. Weekly sessions will harness the collaborative and catalytic research techniques they’ve cultivated as performing artists. In conversation with one another and the resources around us, time in the Resource Room will focus the artistic vision and administrative direction of their paper. The first weeks’ group research will direct and inform later weeks’ invites and engagements. Public access points will extend to group performance attendance and solicitation of outside media. FRONT will elicit the embellishment of underrepresented oral histories conversant with the Resource Room while simultaneously producing material for the next FRONT.

PICA established the Resource Room Residency (RRR) program in 2012 to support the growing artistic interest in research as art and archive as material. The program encourages a consideration of libraries, archives, collections, and collecting, but can find outlets in many forms and disciplines. More information…