Ann Carlson

Ann Carlson borrows from the disciplines of dance, performance, theater, visual and conceptual art, often dismantling conventional boundaries between artist and subject. Ann’s work takes the form of solo dance/performance, site-specific projects, ensemble theatrical works and performance/video. In l986 Carlson began a series of performances made with and performed by people gathered together by a common profession, activity or shared passion. Lawyers, security officers, nuns, fly fishermen, poker players, physicians, gardeners, a farmer and her dairy cow have all performed in works by Carlson. Her Creative Capital supported project, The Symphonic Body, builds on this body of work; individuals come together in concert to renew and re-experience the artistry embedded in the everyday.