On Display

Common Moment: ON DISPLAY

Friday, August 31, 2018 at 7:00pm
Andrus Field


First year students in the Class of 2022 partner with choreographer Heidi Latsky to create her installation ON DISPLAY on Andrus Field. Followed by a fire dancing performance by the student group Prometheus

A deconstructed art exhibition/fashion show, ON DISPLAY is a commentary on the body as spectacle and on society's obsession with body image. At its most concrete, ON DISPLAY is a human sculpture gallery bound by simple performance rules. More deeply, ON DISPLAY dares us to explore the idea of the gaze through a meditative, playful, embodied inquiry. In the installation, we are challenged to be in our simplest state, to commit to the exercise without judgement, to trust both our individuality and the group, and to experience profoundly the act of seeing and being seen. 

Share a photo and a few words about what the experience is like as either a participant or observer in the comments on the post about ON DISPLAY on the Center for the Arts Facebook page. Wesleyan University students who comment and include the tag #meondisplay will be entered to win tickets to Center for the Arts events.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Office of Student Affairs.

Click here to see photos from this event.

ON DISPLAY / TIMES SQUARE by Amro Arida from Heidi Latsky Dance on Vimeo.