May - Nov '17
The Initial Prompt
We gave a piece by the iconic artist Kara Walker to the first pair of artists, who had never met, and asked them to respond to it. Their piece was passed on to the next pair and became the next prompt.
And so it began.
[Juana Luna + Hannah Button]
This piece was created using improvisation as a way of exploring the meaning of the ant in the poem. By reacting to each other’s creative reaction to the inspirational piece the artists successfully crafted a cohesive artistic language with which to express their interpretation of the given prompt. In Juana’s words: “...she started dancing, I started singing, and we could finally explain to the world what happened to the ant.”