Introduction

Photo by Thomas Lohse


Trophies is a unique collaboration between sculpture, dance and music that explores issues of identity and transformation from living being to hunter's trophy. Collecting trophies is a common social pursuit. Objects of perceived and real value are used as icons to express one's identity. Trophies are currency of social stature. In this performance piece, establishing and collecting hunting trophies serve as an analogy.

The piece premiered in February 2014 at the Erie Art Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania. Future iterations of the piece are scheduled to be performed in New York City at the Jack Hanley Gallery in June 2014, Buffalo, Los Angeles, and Paramaribo, Suriname. The LakeArts Foundation has launched an Indiegogo campaign to support these performances:

"The challenges of producing the premiere and tour in 2014 are considerable—travel, accommodations, and advertising, of course. But then there are the production of the sculptural masks, performer fees, production fees, rehearsal space, photography and video. We hope you will join us in this exciting project." —Margaret Johnson, Executive Director, LakeArts Foundation.

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