Leap Year Final Solo Exhibition/Performance:
Thursday, October 29, 8pm (621 Spring Street)
Held in conjunction with the Leap Year Closing Reception from 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, October 18, 2pm
31 & 33 North Avenue, and 621 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30308
SPACEWALK, a performance by Leap Year artist Hez Stalcup
Featuring Anicka Austin and Morgan Carlisle
Music by Pamela_ and her sons
Space Curation by Erin Palovick
Hez Stalcup is a Performance Artist and Choreographer based in Atlanta, GA. They have created Dance and Performance pieces for Eyedrum Art Gallery, Dance Truck, ELEVATE Atlanta, WonderRoot, Atlanta Ballet, Flux Projects and The Hambidge center for creative arts. They are currently a 2014/2015 Leap Year Artist in Resident with MINT, as well as a Work Room Artist in Resident with The Lucky Penny.
Through self imposed choreographic challenges and small rituals in the form of subtle confrontation with the audience, Hez uses the disruption of social assumptions as a way to Curate spaces and Bodies. They are most interested in how to rename the relationship with the mundane and everyday as profoundly romantic. Hez believes that Not Apologizing in its active state makes a body political just by it’s existence in steady holding pattern of breathing; ambulating the heart publicly.Their goal is to create smart, queer, emotionally condensed, compelling work.
SPACEWALK is about Western Chronophobia and a desire to colonize the unreachable inner and outer realms. Because time cannot be mastered, space seems to be a consumable form of time. Hez. Was. Here. In Space, the loss of earth, and the things that go along with earth (atmosphere, gravity) seem to suggest a loosening of other laws; time, history, suddenly the constant measuring of the known and naming of it, fails. Spacewalk is a celebration of sci-fi cinema, literature, and planetary dreams as an expression of the deep human craving for otherness in its capacity for personal and social rearrangement. The displacement of everyday activities makes them a kind of art, a kind of sacred that they might not be when suspended far away from the ground they are built around. Eating, sleeping, hanging out, walking – There is a kind of anti-gravity stage, that literally reshapes the activity, allows for the impossible and replaces the familiar with a suddenly profound, floating ritual. Even subtle displacement becomes the gap or cliff that revelation sprouts from.
MINT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer run arts organization dedicated to cultivating a stronger arts community in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. We engage emerging artists, patrons, and creative professionals by providing studio and exhibition space, curatorial opportunities, workshops and classes, conferences, and other resources. MINT believes that through these programs we foster a generous spirit, strengthen the regional economy, and enrich the creative community. www.mintatl.org