Search Engine

Search Engine

presented by Goat Farm and glo as part of Tanz Farm Series

October 11, 2015 – January 17, 2016


Atlanta Contemporary announces the extension of Search Engine through January 2016. 
After the first iteration closes, the project will migrate to a new public space in Atlanta.

Atlanta-based conceptual artist and choreographer Lauri Stallings will stage her first site-specific work at Atlanta Contemporary and create her first public project in Atlanta since last summer’s gestures that soon will disappear. Titled Search Engine, the two-year project begins in creating a temporary structure within the Secret Garden, a semi-hidden space at Atlanta Contemporary on view from October 11-December 12, and develops with continuous programming of choreographic situations, social engagement, and contemplation.
For its first iteration, Search Engine will run 24 hours a day for seven days from October 11-17, sustained by glo moving artists, with electronic sound by New York composer Daniel Wohl and with local audience engagement. The distinctive and intimate installation is being built by Stallings, glo and gloGUILD as a green meadow in the form of a man-made grassy hill that grows over time.

Tanz Farm is producing the project, and Search Engine has been guided by glo, Goat Farm Arts Center, and Atlanta Contemporary’s unified vision to listen, acknowledge change, and explore deep engagement. Audiences will be able to enter Search Engine day and night (through the Studio Artist Courtyard entrance at Atlanta Contemporary) but won’t know what they are about to see or hear, establishing Search Engine as an in-between space for collaboration, sensory journey and autonomous dreaming.

”###em/em###says Stallings.
Movement choirs and Farming were civic actions developed by glo for their Creative Time project this past summer, to reconnect people in cities to nature. Carefully guided migrations composed of walking, sitting, skipping, standing and waltzing, Movement choirs will be introduced to Atlanta in October, throughout the grounds of Atlanta Contemporary. Weekly Farming and public watering of the garden begin during Search Engine’s opening week.

Opening Week: 
Sunday, October 11 at 7pm through Saturday, October 17 at 1am
24 hours a day for seven days. Enter at Studio Artist black courtyard gate.

Movement Choirs: 
Occur on Thursdays at 6:30pm on the following dates:
Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3, 2015

Watering the Garden: 
Occurs at 12pm every Wednesday & Saturday, Oct 13-Dec 9, 2015

Search Engine is produced by Tanz Farm and the Goat Farm Arts Center.


Lauri Stallings

Lauri Stallings is an Atlanta-based conceptual artist and choreographer working with ideas about how we associate with one another, and have intensely private moments in public spaces. Her works most often function as installations. In 2009, Lauri and Richard Carvlin co-founded glo, a year-round initiative and collaborative laboratory of relationship building across issues, identities, and creative possibilities, to help revitalize the American South by underscoring human interaction in live performance and arts impulses to work outside recognizable spheres. Tanz Farm is a performance anthology, and collaboration with the Goat Farm Arts Center.

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