May 3, 2021 - MIT List Visual Arts Center - This Way
May 3, 2021

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Courtesy of MIT List Visual Arts Center. Designed by Kelly Chen.

This Way
Nine remote artist-designed walks and experiences
May 12–September 8, 2021

MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
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Warmer weather is upon us, vaccine distribution is gradually expanding, and yet after a year of being largely home-bound, many of us may need a little encouragement (or even instruction!) on how to reemerge into the outside world or perhaps simply reengage our daily environment. With this in mind, MIT List Visual Arts Center has organized This Way, a series of nine artist-designed walks and experiences that offer us diverse points of entry—some intimate explorations of physical embodiment and sensory experience, others guided modifications of scale, space, and geography, or novel considerations of language, architectures, or landscapes. Borrowing its title from a 1961 series by conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn, while also drawing inspiration from Fluxus and the dérive or “drift” of the Situationists, This Way takes up themes of movement and performance, ritual and meditation, and both abstract and concrete explorations of a range of spaces we occupy.

A new iteration of This Way will be released on the List Center website every other Wednesday, from May 12 to September 8, 2021. Each release will consist of both a written prompt, available as a PDF, and an audio component, recorded by one of the nine invited artists. Participants can choose to engage via the written or audio format, or both, depending on their preference. While each artist’s prompt will consist of a guide or instructions of some kind, the parameters or recommended sites may differ. Some may recommend a partner or joint participation (in person, or simultaneously long-distance), while others may be ideally experienced alone.

Artists creating the series’ prompts include: Morgan Bassichis, Rafael Domenech, Shannon Finnegan, Maria Gaspar, Emilie Gossiaux, Corin Hewitt, David Horvitz, Heather Kapplow, and Xaviera Simmons.

This series will include screen-reader-enabled PDFs for written components, and transcripts for audio components.

This event is free and open to our global audience.

We recommend registering to receive a new release of This Way in your inbox every other week throughout the summer.

Sign up and register for prompts.

Upcoming Releases
This Way: Emilie Gossiaux – May 12, 2021
This Way: Morgan Bassichis – May 26, 2021 
This Way: Maria Gaspar – June 9, 2021 
This Way: Rafael Domenech – June 23, 2021 
This Way: Shannon Finnegan – July 7, 2021 
This Way: Corin Hewitt – July 21, 2021 
This Way: Heather Kapplow – August 4, 2021 
This Way: David Horvitz – August 18, 2021 
This Way: Xaviera Simmons – September 8, 2021

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