The Word Hand: Exhibition/Residency Description

Dancer Linda Austin and visual artists Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins collaborate to explore what happens when drawing is placed in a visibly time-based context and ritualized as record and residue of movement. In their developing series of performative wall drawings, The Word Hand, the artists harness language as a generative force for drawing. Its many manifestations -- the movement and choreography of writing, the sound and cadence of speaking, the shapes of letterforms -- provide multiple points of intersection between movement, sound, and visual elements. For this exhibition/residency, they will use the Wieden+Kennedy space as a laboratory to test their drawing and movement ideas. They can be seen working in the space 4-6 pm Thursdays and Fridays, May 16, 22, 23, and 29.

The Word Hand is funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and benefited from a Caldera Artist Residency in 2013. It will be presented by Performance Works NorthWest October 23-26, 2014 as part of its Alembic Co-Production series.