Jordan Lee Thompson is an art worker and educator based out of Northeast Minneapolis. He works in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, performance, installation, video projection and other new media to explore how people interact with each other, the ways in which that interaction fails or is systematically inhibited, and the physical spaces in which that interaction happens or fails to happen. His work includes painting people onto mirrors, fabricating crowds, dating an imaginary girl, dancing with projections of people at a dance club, asking people to step on his self-portraits, mailing intimate letters to strangers, producing a soundtrack for lonely people to pretend they're less lonely, and drawing a gallery opening on the walls of a gallery. His professional practice includes both making art and educating youth in creative arts, media production, service learning and technology in afterschool and summer school workshops. Jordan holds a BFA in Painting, a BA in Art History and Arts Management, and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Iowa.
Jordan Lee Thompson with Dance & Other Behaviors at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
For more information on Dance & Other Behaviors, the collaborative project between Jordan Lee Thompson and Jennifer Pray, visit danceandotherbehaviors.weebly.com.
An Exploration of Private Moments in Public Spaces
7:00pm Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Black Box Theater (UIMA@IMU)
University of Iowa Museum of Art
125 N Madison Street, Iowa City, IA
Visual artist Jordan Lee Thompson and dancer/choreographer Jennifer Pray will present a collaborative 30 minute performance concerning the limits of physical privacy, the performance space as a public environment, and interpersonal behavior in the social sphere. By recontextualizing the semi-public space in which art is performed, the line between viewer and performer is blurred. During the three-part performance, Pray will dance a duet and audience members will take part in a confusion of roles as the performance environment shifts around them--questioning ontological boundaries and the social expectations that exist within them.
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