October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Screening daily October 13th-November 12th

Panel discussion

Nov 10th at 4 pm with reception at 5 pm


When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved (2018)

Shot at the Pleasant Hill (KY) Shaker Village, this three-in-one channel video condenses a day-long performance by dancers from the Louisville Ballet, Moving Company, and other performers into a 22-minute meditation on Shaker landscaping, architecture, song, and dance as forms of organizing being-in-common. When the Spirit Moved Them, They Moved was created by artist Mariam Ghani and choreographer Erin Ellen Kelly as part of their long-running collaboration on Performed Places, a series of site-responsive videos that draw on ideas from landscape archeology and have been created and presented in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With cinematography and sound design by Adam Hogan.

Mariam Ghani is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. Her work looks at places, spaces and moments where social, political and cultural structures take on visible forms, and often involves long-term collaborations with other artists and institutions. Her mediums include video, sound, installation, photography, performance, text and data. She has exhibited and screened at the Guggenheim, MoMA, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the CCCB in Barcelona, the Rotterdam and CPH:DOX film festivals, the Sharjah and Liverpool Biennials, the Dhaka Art Summit, and dOCUMENTA (13) in Kabul and Kassel, among others.

Erin Ellen Kelly constructs ways of moving, ephemeral collages, and performance pieces in gardens, galleries, warehouse spaces, gutted stores, boats, bombed out buildings, theaters, and by the side of the road. Her choreographic work is site-specific and often collaborative, exploring the politics of the body and its relationship to the environment and society. Kelly has been an artist in residence at Movement Research, Rogaland Kunstsenter and the Camargo Foundation. Her work has been presented at Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, The Bass Museum in Miami, Utopia Teatro in Barcelona, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Anchorage Museum of Art, Danspace, Knockdown Center, Performance Mix Festival, and the Queens Museum in New York.