BodyCartography Project’s Olive Bieringa at the Bell Museum

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Source: City Pages

Author: Sheila Regan

Date: February 23, 2011

Science meets art on Thursday for a unique installation at the Bell Museum led by choreographer Olive Bieringa ofBodyCartography Project. Part of an artist-in-residence program at the museum, Bieringa has spent the last month talking to scientists and developing an installation called Proximity that explores social boundaries, personal space, and animal behavior.

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Bell Museum event gets up close and personal with dance

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Source: MPR

February 23, 2011

Author Euan Kerr

Olive Bieringa doesn’t pull her punches when it comes to the local audience. “People in Minnesota are nice, but I think there is a little anxiety about proximity and intimacy,” she says. Bieringa, (shown here in a previous work) is co-director of the Body Cartography Project will be looking to pokeat some of those anxieties with an evening called “Proximity” at the Bell Museum at the U of M’s Minneapolis campus tomorrow night. It’s the latest Bell Museum Social, which presents an artist in residence in the context ofthe Bell’s natural history displays.

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BodyCartography Project looks at twin dynamics in “Symptom”

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November 13, 2010

Symptom confused me. I loved it, but it confused me. And then when I went home and read the program, and then read the other program, I was confused even more (yes, there are two programs).

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BodyCartography Project makes physics physical (and political) in “1/2 Life” at the Southern

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January 28, 2010

When I think of multidisciplinary performance art, I usually imagine a melding of theater, dance, visual art, and maybe some slides or video projection. BodyCartography Project’s 1/2 Life, now playing at the Southern Theater, has all that, with one addition: physics.

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Memories of late dance icons abound

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Memories of late dance icons abound

REVIEW: This year’s dance sampler was dedicated to Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham and Michael Jackson.

Last update: November 30, 2009 – 5:40 PM

Curators Olive Bierenga and Otto Ramstad of the BodyCartography Project dedicated Saturday night’s Choreographer’s Evening performances to a trio of late, great dance icons — Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham and Michael Jackson — and reminders of their legacies, intended or not, were apparent throughout the show at Walker Art Center.

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Dance in Review – BodyCartography Project

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author: Rosyln Sulcas
date: 01/11/09
source: New York Times

Performance Space 122

Often the titles of dance pieces, like those of musical compositions, have absolutely nothing to do with what’s happening in the performance, and looking to them for elucidation is a waste of effort. But in the case of the Body Cartography Project’s “Holiday House” at Performance Space 122, the title is all-revealing.

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An Uneasy Holiday at PS122’s COIL Festival

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author: Mary Hodges
date: 02/04/09
source: The Brooklyn Rail

Everyone is watching TV. Three performers sit in the front row of the audience, monitors on their laps, staring into the glowing screens. Two more lounge on a couch onstage, gazing up at projections of dancing bodies, running legs, or kitchen table snacking. One of the TV zombies wears the orange jumpsuit of an inmate.

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Art goes green in St. Paul

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author: Betsy Mowry
date: 11/03/08
source: TC Daily Planet

On October 29, Public Art Saint Paul (PASP) hosted the first of three artist discussions regarding its new Sustainable Practice Fellowships. The funds and creative support are allowing four local artists to research and experiment with methods and practices for sustainable art-making in their disciplines.

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