BLANKET  , 2010  Portland Institute for Contemporary Art   Time-Based Art Festival  , Sept. 09-19 , Portland, OR Installation/Performance by Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles Sculpture: Danielle Kelly Choreography: Noelle Stiles     BLANKET  contemplates the body as information and objects as instigators. Drawing from the personal and scientific,  BLANKET  explores human engagement and cultural shifts toward synthetic experience. Structured in three parts,  BLANKET  begins as soft-sculpted installation and transforms through interactive performance then remains on view for the duration of an exhibition period.  Score:  URECOGNIZABLE NOW  with  DELANEY KELLY  ( Deelay Ceelay ) Video:  CHRIS LAEL LARSON   Clothing: RACHELLE WALDIE      __________________________________ Photo: Marty Schnapf
       
     
 "Las Vegas-based writer and artist Danielle Kelly and Portland dancer Noelle Stiles team up for a vivid installation and movement piece that centers on ideas of "human engagement" and "synthetic experiment." In practice, that translates to an oddly fascinating piece... It's all got a sort of  Alice in Wonderland  on Ambien thing going on. Factor in the TBA program, which notes that "visitors are encouraged to hug the objects at will" and you've got a reason to get soft."     - Kelly Clarke  “Kid-like in its obvious charms yet intellectually stimulating in terms of its content.”     - Jarret Keene,  Las Vegas City Life   "SM{ART}: TIME BASED ART FESTIVAL Artists Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles are engaging with a synthetically-obsessed culture, and implicating their bodies in the installation as keepers of information separate from and involved with constructed materials."     - Katie Presley,  Bitch Media     A SINGLE POINTED FINGER  , Julie Hammond   NOELLE STILES + DANIELLE KELLY: BLANKET ,  Robert Tyree     __________________________________ Photo: Thomas Boyd,  Oregonian
       
     
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   BLANKET  , 2010  Portland Institute for Contemporary Art   Time-Based Art Festival  , Sept. 09-19 , Portland, OR Installation/Performance by Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles Sculpture: Danielle Kelly Choreography: Noelle Stiles     BLANKET  contemplates the body as information and objects as instigators. Drawing from the personal and scientific,  BLANKET  explores human engagement and cultural shifts toward synthetic experience. Structured in three parts,  BLANKET  begins as soft-sculpted installation and transforms through interactive performance then remains on view for the duration of an exhibition period.  Score:  URECOGNIZABLE NOW  with  DELANEY KELLY  ( Deelay Ceelay ) Video:  CHRIS LAEL LARSON   Clothing: RACHELLE WALDIE      __________________________________ Photo: Marty Schnapf
       
     

BLANKET, 2010
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Time-Based Art Festival, Sept. 09-19, Portland, OR
Installation/Performance by Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles
Sculpture: Danielle Kelly
Choreography: Noelle Stiles
 

BLANKET contemplates the body as information and objects as instigators. Drawing from the personal and scientific, BLANKET explores human engagement and cultural shifts toward synthetic experience. Structured in three parts, BLANKET begins as soft-sculpted installation and transforms through interactive performance then remains on view for the duration of an exhibition period.

Score: URECOGNIZABLE NOW with DELANEY KELLY (Deelay Ceelay)
Video: CHRIS LAEL LARSON 
Clothing: RACHELLE WALDIE

 


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Photo: Marty Schnapf

 "Las Vegas-based writer and artist Danielle Kelly and Portland dancer Noelle Stiles team up for a vivid installation and movement piece that centers on ideas of "human engagement" and "synthetic experiment." In practice, that translates to an oddly fascinating piece... It's all got a sort of  Alice in Wonderland  on Ambien thing going on. Factor in the TBA program, which notes that "visitors are encouraged to hug the objects at will" and you've got a reason to get soft."     - Kelly Clarke  “Kid-like in its obvious charms yet intellectually stimulating in terms of its content.”     - Jarret Keene,  Las Vegas City Life   "SM{ART}: TIME BASED ART FESTIVAL Artists Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles are engaging with a synthetically-obsessed culture, and implicating their bodies in the installation as keepers of information separate from and involved with constructed materials."     - Katie Presley,  Bitch Media     A SINGLE POINTED FINGER  , Julie Hammond   NOELLE STILES + DANIELLE KELLY: BLANKET ,  Robert Tyree     __________________________________ Photo: Thomas Boyd,  Oregonian
       
     

"Las Vegas-based writer and artist Danielle Kelly and Portland dancer Noelle Stiles team up for a vivid installation and movement piece that centers on ideas of "human engagement" and "synthetic experiment." In practice, that translates to an oddly fascinating piece... It's all got a sort of Alice in Wonderland on Ambien thing going on. Factor in the TBA program, which notes that "visitors are encouraged to hug the objects at will" and you've got a reason to get soft."     - Kelly Clarke

“Kid-like in its obvious charms yet intellectually stimulating in terms of its content.”     - Jarret Keene, Las Vegas City Life

"SM{ART}: TIME BASED ART FESTIVAL
Artists Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles are engaging with a synthetically-obsessed culture, and implicating their bodies in the installation as keepers of information separate from and involved with constructed materials."     - Katie Presley, Bitch Media

A SINGLE POINTED FINGER, Julie Hammond
NOELLE STILES + DANIELLE KELLY: BLANKET, Robert Tyree

 

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Photo: Thomas Boyd, Oregonian

 __________________________________ Photo: Marty Schnapf
       
     

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Photo: Marty Schnapf

 __________________________________ Photo: Allison Halter
       
     

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Photo: Allison Halter

DANCE_BLANKET_14.jpg
       
     
 __________________________________ Photo: Allison Halter
       
     

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Photo: Allison Halter

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Photo: Thomas Boyd, Oregonian

       
     
BLANKET SPACE AT NIGHT

BLANKET, 2010 (PICA Time-Based Art Festival)
Video work for BLANKETChris Lael Larson

       
     

BLANKET, 

OPENING SEQUENCE: BLANKET, NOV. 05, 09
EXHIBITION RUN: OCT. 16 - NOV. 26, 09
LAS VEGAS CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BLANKET is a performance/exhibition created by Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles.
Clothing: Rachelle Waldie
Sound score: David Sanchez Burr

Strangers stop in perfect geometry; the space in-between screams; skin talks to the atmosphere; sound hits the heart; eyes swim in glances; you are in constant communication. BLANKET contemplates the body as information and objects as instigators. BLANKET explores human engagement and cultural shifts toward synthetic experience as well as what we are saying and not saying about who we are with our bodies. Structured in three parts, BLANKET begins as soft-sculpted installation and transforms through interactive performance then remains on view for the duration of an exhibition period. 

The creation of BLANKET was made possible by the generous support of the Caldera Artist-In-Residence program and the Cirque du Soleil Cultural Action Department.

 

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BLANKET
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Time-Based Art Festival, 2010
Portland, OR



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Cover Photo: Christine Taylor