The connotation of “eyesore” (an unpleasant sight in a public place) spins into EyeSOAR. This performance includes audio, video visuals and movement, which highlight people and organizations in an industrial neighborhood. Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants nestle within the changes. Bus routes intersect while bike paths and footbridge traffic is drawn to the auto repair shops, the Dog Park, AFAC, New District, and other businesses. With post-show artist talk-back.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A vibrant part of the Washington DC/Northern Virginia cultural community, Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life-size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.