LABBODIES is a performance art laboratory based in Baltimore Maryland that provides a format for artists working in the arena of performance art to exhibit their work, with the primary values of collaboration, experimentation, and interaction they have collaborated with arts venues throughout Baltimore and beyond. Most recently they launched an annual Baltimorecentric performance art review to highlight the growing local performance art community.
LabBodies has been commissioned by The Baltimore Office and Promotion of the Arts (2016), Station North Arts and Entertainment District (2016), Artscape (2015), The Baltimore Museum of Art (2014), Bromo Arts and Entertainment District (2014) and Transmodern Performance Festival (2014,2015) to create ephemeral happenings that engages audiences with their signature interactive timebased works. The Vision of LabBodies is to establish Baltimore as a location where regional, national and international performance artists live and work through: ongoing series of performance art events, performance artist residencies and a new series of performance art festivals. To date, LabBodies has showcased over 100 local, regional, national and international performance artists. The Laboratory was founded in 2014 and is under the direction of Dr. H. Corona and Dr. A. Pinkston. www.labbodies.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dark Lab
The Dark Lab, curated by Station North’s artists-in-residence Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona, is a bilateral contemporary art exhibition that will take place throughout the Station North Arts & Entertainment District from February through April 2016. During their residency, Pinkston and Corona will build off of LabBodies, a performance art laboratory based in Station North and directed by the artists, in order to host the Light Research Kiosk, a series of pop-up performances that collect responses to the question “What gives you Light?” The research collected will be interpreted by the artists as Dark City, a temporary installation on Penn Station Plaza. In addition to their Light Research Kiosk and occupation of Penn Station Plaza, Pinkston and Corona will continue their Solo Labs, a series of curated exhibitions around ephemeral and new media works, with a solo show by award winning duo Wickerham & Lomax at Terrault Contemporary.
As part of Neighborhood Lights, a Light City satellite program., LabBodies is implementing this two part public art project called the Dark Lab.
The duo will hold a studio residence at Impact Hub Baltimore, on the first floor of Centre Theatre, for the duration of February – April.
The first part of the project seeks to gain answers to the question:
What gives Station North Residents light?
Over the course of the month of February LabBodies, popped up in various locations throughout the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. This performance art pop-up is unobtrusive and consists of 2 performers in lab coats holding a series of conversations about how the individual self relates to local socio-political-economic conditions.
Artist in Residence: Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona (otherwise known as Dr. A. Pinkston and Dr. H. Corona the founding co- directors of Labbodies) were selected as Light City Neighborhood Lights Artists in Residence in Station North Arts and Entertainment District by The Baltimore Office and Promotion of the Arts.
Dark City is a temporary light based installation around the “Man/Woman” sculpture on the Penn Station Plaza that interprets the Light Research conversations into sound/audio works by Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona.
During Dark City, the Labbodies Doctors will continue their Solo Labs, a series of curated exhibitions around ephemeral and new media works. A solo show by award winning duo Wickerham and Lomax will open on April 2, 2016, 7:00pm at Terrault Contemporary
LabBodies Light Research is taking Place on Saturday February 27, 2016 at Red Emmas from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the meeting room. If you are interested in joining them for this light filled conversation, feel free to stop by.
If you can’t make it to Red Emma’s on Saturday February 27, 2016 look out for the LabBodies lab coats throughout the district to have a light conversations with the Doctors.
Light Research will be translated into a temporary site specific Light based installation called Dark City that will be erected outside of Baltimore’s Penn Station on April 1, 2016 from 5:00pm-8:00pm