PRACTICE

Over the past three years our collaboration has been a long distance partnership. Large lengths of time are spent apart, during which we engage in each others’ solo practices through text messages, instagram stories, and phone calls. We come together in brief and intensive periods of time in the studio, sometimes a month, sometimes a week, sometimes just a few hours, to create new performance works. We conceive of this work as existing within cycles. Each cycle is centered around certain materials and processes that are speaking to us individually and together. We revisit these materials in order to examine them from different angles, to see what else might be illuminated. Our first cycle lasted from July 2018 to August 2019. We are currently in our second cycle, which we began in November 2019. Performances are rooted in our engagement in DIY artist communities: they often take place in bars or houses and rarely are performed in traditional concert dance spaces. These events, which we often curate ourselves, bring together visual artists, musicians, performers, and artists from a wide variety of media to create community events that spark cross-disciplinary dialogue. This curatorial practice has been central to the collective since our founding in 2015. We are interested in how a friendship can also feed creative research and how to make work within the rural and DIY artist communities where we live, perform, and tour.

COVID Quarantine Interruption to live performance cycle 

Current Research Cycle: lightbulbs, (ripping off) set choreography, loops, line dances, realtree, resonance, metallic surfaces

                                                          Photo by David Russell (2019)

Photo by Erica Turett (2020)

Performances: 

February 1, 2020 at The Living Gallery, Brooklyn NY with Josie Bettman, moonmoon, Bromp Treb, and Sunk Heaven

January 30th, 2020 at 10.Forward, Greenfield MA with Lena Abraham, and Nemesister for The Star Show 

November 23rd, 2019 at 10.Forward, Greenfield MA with Glynnis Eldridge, Ten Gallon Hat, and Millers 

Previous Research Cycle: wigs, sequins, rocks, country music, noise

                                                                         Photo by Anna Maynard (2019) 

Photo by Erik Brown (2019) 

Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk (2018) 

Performances:

August 7th, 2019 at Cold Spring Hollow, Belchertown MA with Twin Aperture, Fake Object, Dialtone/Scald Hymn duo, Cryovacs, and Jacob Winans 

July 14th, 2019 at 10.Forward, Greenfield MA with Underwear and Close Body Talent 

August 16th, 2018 at The Glove, Brooklyn NY at a clowning Function with Poncili Creacion

August 14th, 2018 at Mascher Space Coop, Philadelphia PA with Anna Wotring and Kate Seethaler 

August 10th, 2018 at The Root Cellar, Greenfield MA with Dan Cashman, PussyVision, and Curtain Lump 

August 8th, 2018 at The Apohadion Theater, Portland ME with Lauren Toswill + John Fireman and TIME 

Other Performances: 

DIVE, Flywheel (2019) 

Not Much Out There But Mallards, SCDT (2016)

Locstock, Hadley MA (2016)

House of One, Florence Civic Center (2016)

Hampshire College Family and Friends Weekend Dance Performance (2015)

no/body wins, Eastworks (2015)

Where the knife hits the wall, Hadley American Legion (2015)

24 songs • 12 from each of us

odd # tracks and vids contributed and loosely directed by Madison and made by Olana • even # tracks and vids contributed and loosely directed by Olana and made by Madison

edited using every cheese iMovie transition by Olana

cover art by Madison