Teacher, January 2017-June 2018, Bok building, Philadelphia
As the “Creative Specialist” I taught Creative Movement, Visual Art, and Music Together to children ages 2-5. But because very young children are experts in fluidity and chaos I ended up doing a little bit of everything. We had to talk a lot about feelings and how to resist gouging each other’s eyes out when those feelings were raging. I don’t pretend to be an expert. I have just as much trouble telling someone they hurt my feelings as any three year old. It’s very real. And then there are all the biggest philosophical questions to tackle:
Where were we before we were born?
Can we choose what happens to our body when we die?
Why do people hurt other people and do you think someone who is evil thinks they are evil?
It was big philosophy with small people, every day.
My time at Project P.L.A.Y was also my own personal lab research. I brought the kids into my art studio and watched how they responded to paint and no rules. This research contributed directly to the development of my solo show: feral wild girl child.