A film about 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 to have…

IRMO 2019 Portrait Gallery

I ROCK MY OWN 2019 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. UPDATE 3/5/19: We’re adding new images everyday, as we process the hundreds of portraits created at this year’s I ROCK MY OWN (2/24/19). Some images (below)…

Pallas Warbler

The Detroit-based “Moving24fps” project invited ArtPeers’ Erin Wilson to participate in their 2016 debut: 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 dancers…

mechanical response at N’Namdi Center (DET)

“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 Smith, and…

Etch [in post]

Currently in post-production. Premieres September 2015. Produced and directed by Erin Thomas 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.

Pull Me Back

Pull Me Back In post-production, premieres Fall 2015. Experimental short film featuring DITA wsg. Joshua Burge and Rick Chyme. Written, directed edited by Erin Thomas 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.

As In Life [in post]

Premiere date: Fall 2015. 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]

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).


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…

doom eager

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…

Colbear Rapport

Colbear Rapport Filmed at WKTV Producer: Ella Swift Actor: Jonathan Clausen Director/Editor: Seth Thompson Writer: Erin Wilson Testimony sequence auto-tune: DJ Jef Leppard Audio cleanup: Justin VanHaven Wardrobe, wig provided by Actors’ Theater Grand Rapids Additional props by GR Shop (thank you!)

These Four Walls

These Four Walls Music by: Kent County String Band Concept by: Erin Wilson Movement Score: Amy Wilson Dancers: Amy Wilson Rachel Finan Marci Stembol Sarah Powell Seth Thompson Editing: Mike Cook Set design: Seth Thompson Videography: Seth Thompson Michael Cook Lighting: Seth Thompson Michael Cook Sound: Michael Cook Performance took place during SiTE:LAB at Blandford…

Take the air

Take the air Movement Score: Amy Wilson; Dancers: Amy Wilson, Andrea Nightingale; Directed/Edited: Seth Thompson; Cameras: Seth Thompson, Erin Wilson; Music: Seth Galligan ‘Unravel’ by Bjork Premiered at “TRIP THE LIGHT: MYTHICAL” May 11, 2013 at Wealthy Theatre


Untitled Concept and Movement Score: Amy Wilson Dancers: Johanna Schuyten Amy Wilson Carolina Pava Sarah Baumgras Mary Jo Masters Melissa Mondry-Sefton Music: ‘Money From Another Town’ by Orpheum Bell GRCC ‎Filmed by: Thomas White Paul Willis Michelle Lynn Manuel Diaz Michael Cook Directed by: Michael Cook

white out

white out Produced and filmed by Jon Clay and Erin Thomas Wilson; edited by Jon Clay, featuring dance and choreography by Hannah Sullivan. Original music score by Jennifer Collier. Premiered at TRIP THE LIGHT 2013 at Wealthy Theatre, a presentation of Dance in the Annex (DITA) and ArtPeers. Special thanks to MACkite Surf Shop for…

Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose Directed and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Movement score by DITA Artistic Director Amy Wilson. Dancers: Hannah Sullivan, David Strong and Amy Wilson. Music by Jef Collis and Trevor Goldner. Camera work: Erin Thomas Wilson. “Angle of Repose,” an official ArtPrize 2013 installation co-created by Amy Wilson and Erin Thomas Wilson, was…

respirador (breather)

respirador (breather) Excerpt from “respirador (breather)” winner of the the Time-Based category in ArtPrize 2014, co-created by Erin Thomas Wilson and Amy Wilson. The six dance-on-film elements of “respirador (breather)” were directed, produced and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Movement score by Amy Wilson. Dance by Heather Vaughan-Southard, Hannah Sullivan, Hannah Loss, Amy Wilson and…