Maurya Kerr is a choreographer, educator, performer, and the artistic director of tinypistol. She is an ODC artist-in-residence (2015-18), and completed her MFA through Hollins University in 2016, writing her thesis on people of color and their access to, or prohibition from, wonderment. She most recently performed with BodyCartography Project, The Foundry, and as a member of The Hard Corps, a year-long community engagement residency with performance artist Julie Tolentino. In 2017 she co-founded the the tiny little get down, a quarterly dance party intended to defiantly and subversively fortify otherness through embodied joy and the power of the collective.
Mark your calendars! Join us SATURDAY – March 24 for our closing reception and Friction / Function 5: Maurya Kerr. Doors @7pm. The Friction/Function Performance Series invites performing artists to study and respond to the exhibition of an artist working in another discipline, ultimately creating and presenting a live performance in the exhibition space.
F/F 5 is in response to the work of Richard-Jonathan Nelson’s exhibition “Anastatica”. The Anastatica is a resurrection plant that retracts its leaves and lies dormant for years in the absence of water. When hydrated, however, the plant reawakens, born again to the world. This exhibition focuses on the tidal rhythms of time driven by the endless cycle of birth and death and the zone in between. Curated by Jesse Hewit and featuring Maurya Kerr.