R.A.W (RESIDENT ARTIST WORKSHOP)
Characters @ SAFEhouse Arts
SAFEhouse For the Performing Arts
Central Market Arts District, San Francisco
A continuation of Kate’s deep interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and its capacity to reinvigorate dance, the mixed media piece explores the intersectionality of identity and technology and the human need for ritual through dance and visual media. Fisher brings a feminist consciousness to the engineering of emerging technologies surveying the relationship between identity and the body through moving images.
As SAFEhouse's primary program, RAW residencies support approximately 100 emergings and established artists in the development of new works in contemporary dance, experimental theatre, and interdisciplinary performance. RAW residencies provide artists 3-6 hours of rehearsal space for approximately 12 weeks, as well as mentorship, marketing, and production support for two nights of performance in shared showcases.
The goal of the RAW residency program is to provide a consistent source of support for emerging and established artists to create and perform new work without the stress of self-producing. RAW requires 15 hours of volunteer service including training in tech and production. Since the program is free, artists can focus on investigation and development of their work.
Katherine Helen Fisher is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, director, producer, choreographer and performer whose work explores the intersectionality between dance and new media. Her work has been presented at Joe’s Pub, Radio City Music Hall, Judson Church, Danspace Project, Art Basel Switzerland, The Palm Springs Museum of Art, The Lincoln Center Dance Film’s Association, the LACMA and the 2016 Microsoft Global Exchange Conference.