The iconic Miss Brenda, on the NW side of the city. Creating connections through authentic, human interactions. Project by ArtPeers. Thanks to GreenFrog Photo & Video, and SideCar Studios. Music by FrivolousShara. Made possible by Wege Foundation.
Dance on film in three movements, made in Grand Rapids, MI. Co-created by ArtPeers, DITA and MASARY Studios (based in Boston, MA). Made possible with support from the City of Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc (DGRI), Wege Foundation, Sidecar Studios, Goodrich Quality Theatres Inc, the Grand Rapids Hip-Hop Coalition and the Hip-Hop Literacy Project.…Details
Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson is a self-taught, multi-disciplined visual artist, poet and, most importantly, beacon of peace and love; born and raised on Grand Rapids southeast side. Images from activities at Site:Lab event.
Community-based project by ArtPeers in collaboration with the City of Grand Rapids and Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI).
Images of Grand Rapids collectives ArtPeers and DITA collaborating in Detroit (MI) with LaMarre and Dancers and the James Cornish Light Opera at New Music Detroit’s STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC 12 (Detroit Symphony Orchestra 9/14/19).
ArtPeers collaborators Bedrock The Foundation performed with J-Rob in public on Sept. 7, 2019 performing at Eastown Street Fair 2019, in Grand Rapids, MI (USA).
Images of vertical dance by Bandaloop, performing on the side of the PNC Bank Building, in Grand Rapids, MI (USA) as part of Project1 by ArtPrize – made possible in part by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI)
Article about ArtPeers short-film exploring public art in Grand Rapids, Michigan Written by Holly Bechiri In celebration of Festival of the Art’s 50th year, SideCar Studios and ArtPeers set out to explore the impact of Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse, the importance of public art, accessibility and arts festivals, and what we need to continue…Details
[ARTICLE] Cultural identity and the power of pride (Feb. 24-25, 2019). First, a confession: The first thing I paid attention to on Monday morning was on Instagram: a photo of a little girl named Clara, screaming into the camera with glee, sporting a “beauty is found within” t-shirt and her natural, tightly-coiled short hair. Once…Details
Natural-hair portraits (created 2/24/19 at DeVos Place) as part of a public art project to expand our understanding of cultural identity in West Michigan. COLLABORATORS ArtPeers Natural Hair GR Aurrik Brand Movement JoJo’s House of Beauty Muse GR DeVos Place & Convention Center Holland Litho Printing Services A Fearless Brother Project SideCar Studios The City…Details
The 2018 “con-text-ure” project is a collaboration between DITA, ArtPeers and UICA. artistic director: Amy Wilson director: Erin Wilson director of photography: Joshua Tyron music score: Fiona Dickinson movement artists: Hannah Sullivan Melody Van Der Veen Cory Goei Jaquie Sochacki Amy Wilson special thanks to: Wege Foundation SideCar Sudios Goodrich Quality Theatres, Inc. Downtown Grand…Details
The Detroit-based “Moving24fps” project invited ArtPeers to participate in its debut project: Exec. Dir. Erin Wilson was paired with Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, NYC) choreographer Johnnie Cruise Mercer, of The RED Project NYC. The pair were given 24 hours to create and complete an original dance film. Mercer brought Richmond (VA) dancer Shanice Mason; Wilson asked Detroit…Details
[Building what’s possible in public spaces: over 4,000 people experienced the sneak-preview of “Cubes,” by ArtPeers. The trailer represents highlights from both the youth / hip-hop activities July 11, and the music and movement activities July 12. Both night’s activities built on an entanglement between ArtPeers SR|XD and Boston’s Masary Studios. For more info, click here to…Details
Article about ArtPeers and collaborators continuing the transformation of a neglected urban parking lot, Artpeers— creating public art performances of contemporary dance one night and original hip hop the next, capturing them on film. The resulting films will go on to premieres this fall. But first, this August 17, a sneak peek compilation of the…Details
ArtPeers joined artists from across the Midwest and beyond, converging on Kalamazoo (MI) the weekend of March 10th, for a regional dance festival called RADFest. RADFest judges selected two works by ArtPeers to be featured: mechanical response (co-created by Detroit choreographer Lisa Lamarre) and Pallas Warbler (co-created by NYC choreographer Johnnie Cruise Mercer.) Also chosen…Details
Review: “Lyrical, dark and frighteningly intimate, mechanical response represents the next of evolution of dance for the camera.” -Ryan Myers-Johnson (Founder and Curator, Detroit Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts) A work of art in the medium of dance-on-film (duration: 10 minutes) mechanical response was created by Erin Wilson, Lisa LaMarre, Joshua Tyron, Seth Thompson, Rachael Ahn Harbert, Raleigh Chadderdon, Miranda…Details
ArtPeers partnered with several groups to co-promote the collaborative work of regional, national and international artists at res345, part of the Habitat For Humanity “Rumsey Project,” curated by Amy Wilson.
Currently in post-production. Produced and directed by Erin Wilson. Movement score by Amy Wilson. Dancers: Hannah Sullivan, Toni Ball, Amy Wilson, Clementine Thompson. Co-edited by Seth Thompson and Erin Thomas Wilson. Music by LeAnn King MacDonald. Photography by Seth Thompson, Michael Cook and Erin Thomas Wilson.
Experimental short film featuring DITA wsg. Joshua Burge and Rick Chyme. Written, directed edited by Erin Wilson. Dancers: Hannah Sullivan, Amy Wilson, Hannah Loss, Rachel Finan. Photography by Seth Thompson (DP) and Erin Wilson. Movement score: Amy Wilson. Music: Rick Chyme.
Filmed on a moving 40-foot city bus, in partnership with Rapid Transit, SideCar Studios and Dance in the Annex (DITA). Working title “The Regulars,” directed, produced and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Movement score by Amy Wilson. Photography by Joshua Tyron (DP), Seth Thompson and Raleigh Chadderson.
TRIP THE LIGHT 2014 [Trailer] Official trailer created and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Photography by DJ Viernes and Erin Thomas Wilson. TRIP THE LIGHT 2014 was an event featuring live music, original choreography and dance-on-film work. Produced by Dance in the Annex (DITA) at Wealthy Theatre (May 2014).Details
Stand Video directed by: Erin Wilson Vocalists: Edye Evans Hyde, Molly Bouwsma Schultz, Serita Crowley, Karisa Sprite (Wilson) Dancers: Amy Wilson, David Strong, Lisa Fogle Sachs Musicians: Evan Hyde (drums); Corey Ruffin (sax); Theo Ndawillie II (keys); Ian Thompson (bass); Jonathan Moss (trumpet). Audio Engineering, Recording: Alex Hamel Photography: Michael Cook, Seth Thompson, Erin Wilson…Details
doom eager Directed, produced and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Movement score and dance by Dance in the Annex (DITA) Artistic Director Amy Wilson. Camera work by Michael Cook, Seth Thompson, DJ Viernes and Erin Thomas Wilson. Dancers: Hannah Sullivan; Mary Jo Masters; David Strong; Tom Duimstra; Irene Dwyer; and Amy Wilson. Original music by…Details