2012 iLAND Symposium

New-York, USA, March 23-24, 2012

Wollman Hall at The New School | 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor
Tickets: $5 – $25 (Sliding Scale)

The 2012 iLAND Symposium will be entitled: Moving Into the Out There: Indeterminacy and Improvisation in Performance and Environmental Practice. This event is an open forum for exploring new methods of understanding urban ecosystems through innovative collaborations between practitioners of movement, dance, science, and environmental management. iLAND cultivates a deeper engagement with urban environmental issues through its cross-disciplinary approach, and the annual symposium invites the general public to experience and explore recent works emerging from the iLAND community.


Friday, March 23

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm:  

Pre-Symposium Workshop: John Cage & The Art of Indeterminacy ;  Presented by:
Ivan Raykoff, Professor, Eugene Lang College ; Philip Silva, Program Director, iLAND

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm:  

Open Space Discussion: Moving Forward with Science + Performance
Moderator: Danielle Goldman, Professor, Eugene Lang College
(By Invitation Only)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: 

Plenary: PARK Presentation & the iLANDing Method
Presented by: PARK (2011 iLAB Residents) ; Jennifer Monson, Artistic Director, iLAND ; Members of the iLAND Board of Directors ; Danielle Goldman, Professor, Eugene Lang College

Saturday, March 24

10:00 am to 10:30 am: 

Open Time [Breakfast & Networking]

10:30 am to 12:00 pm:

Panel Discussion: Indeterminacy, Ecology, and Urban Design: The Performance of City Ecosystems
Presented by: Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service ; Victoria Marshall, Professor, Parsons School of Design ; Susan Sgorbati, Choreographer, Professor, Bennington College ; Philip Silva, Program Director, iLAND

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:    

Thrown Outside – Outdoor Workshops in Research & Movement
Presented by: Liz Barry, Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science ; Jessica Einhorn, Dancer, Choreographer ; Clarinda Mac Low, Choreographer, new media artist (iLAB 2010) ; E.J. McAdams, iLAND Board

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm:  

Panel Discussion: Performing Queer Ecology
Presented by:  Jennifer Monson, Artistic Director, iLAND ;  Ivan Raykoff, Professor, Eugene Lang College ;  Robert Sember, Professor, Eugene Lang College ;  Philip Silva, Program Director, iLAND

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm: 

Closing Plenary & Open Discussion
Moderator: Kyle De Camp, Director and Performer

6:15 pm to 6:45 pm: 

Dance Performance: Lectures on Weather
Based on a John Cage score from 1975
Created & Presented by: Athena Kokoronis, Choreographer (iLAB 2009)

For more information on the symposium, please visit www.ilandart.org, call (347) 573-5547 or email info@ilandart.org

By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.