We had an excellent visit with Moe - she introduced us beautifully to creative visual and embodied experimental practice, and it has very much influenced our classroom.
I asked my students to speak to what the visit meant to them, and here are a number of their responses:
"I really enjoyed Moe's breathing the room activity. She introduced us to a new way of truly interacting with the room and the spaces we take up."
" I thought her work was very cool and I enjoyed discussing it. I don’t know much about performance art, or really any of the topics we discussed, so it was a whole new experience for me."
"I particularly enjoyed our experience with Moe, regarding breathing air into the room. It really got me to think about what spaces we consider to be living and what living means."
"I liked the activities we had done to learn more about breath both physiologically and culturally. It allowed me to think more about my own relationship to my body and what is voluntary/involuntary."
"Moe’s visit was really interesting for me. This was work/readings/ideas that I had never been exposed to until this class and this visit and I found that it really expanded my view of the world. I thought that this was a really incredible learning opportunity. "
Moe is part of a workgroup of people engaged in environmental art practice (a Think/Act/Tank), so I hope to host her again in the future. She's also the editor of the Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts journal, and we hope to work together on a special issue soon, in collaboration with a graduate student, Catherine Fairfield (English and WS).