WorkArtOut stimulates the audience to explore and investigate our national obsession with sports. When are our bodies free and when are they institutionalized? Have we been desensitized? How has our creativity been affected? How does sports culture instill narcissism and exploitation? How is jingoism tied into sports culture? What are the repercussions? What is health?
WAO shows rarely experienced creativity in sports spaces to jostle the audience out of our unexamined and excessive enthusiasm for sports and the imbalanced emphasis on competition that it encourages in every arena of our lives.
Made possible with the support of a Rocket Grant(Andy Warhol Visual Arts Foundation, Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Art Museum).
This is turning out to be one of the greatest years for Leralee Whittle ~ Forces. It started in December with the premiere of You’re Really Something with 7 performers in Santa Cruz, Ca. Then Paul Sprawl and I moved to the Kansas City area where I was awarded a Rocket Grant (re granting by the Andy Warhol Foundation) to make WorkArtOut, a video installation performance. In September we’ll start a 1 year performance residency at Urban Culture Project (Charlotte Street Foundation)! I’m very excited about collaborations with musician Paul Sprawl and new media and installation artists in KC.
PHOTO SHOOT AT RESIDENCY BY TAMMY SHELL
Random photo shoot by KC artist Tammy Shell