Double Feature Performances / Linda Ryan + Melissa Joy Livermore

When Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where PlySpace Gallery
608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
What Art - couples, dance, downtown, dwntwn, exhibitions, family events, muncie arts and culture council, photography, textile crafts, theater, women
Thaw: Dance Performance using a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor. Experiment in Tension: Fiber deconstruction using a GoPro camera attached to the body.

Join us on First Thursday for a PlySpace Artist-in-Residence Double Feature with performances by current Fall 2018 resident Linda Ryan and past Spring 2018 resident Melissa Joy Livermore.

Experiment in Tension //A collaborative performance with Melissa Joy Livermore and Linda Ryan

Start Time: 2 performances, one starting at 6:00 PM and one starting at 7:00 PM

Location: PlySpace Gallery

Deconstruction is a practice of slowing down to engage in the present moment. The many iterations of the project have emphasized the mental space for contemplation and conversation created by removing thread after thread from a piece of fabric. “Experiment in Tension” shifts the focus to the body -- by performing a repetitive action in collaboration, the work expands Deconstruction to a multi-person endeavor centered on the mental and physical spaces we can share with others. 

The Thaw // A dance performance by Linda Ryan

Start Time: 2 performances, one starting at 6:30 PM and one starting at 7:30 PM

Location: PlySpace Gallery

“The Thaw” is a dance performed on a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor that changes color upon contact with the dancer's body. PlySpace Resident Linda Ryan will dance, crawl, roll, and run on the floor to create an ephemeral record of movement and body heat that will remain in memory but fade with time. This performance is the culmination of the creative research she has completed while at PlySpace this fall.

Each performance will last about 20 minutes. There will be a short break (5-10 minutes) between performances. Please arrive and take a seat 5 minutes before the performance start time. 

All performances will be held in the PlySpace Gallery, at 608 E. Main Street. Parking is available at the northeast corner of Main and Monroe Streets. Please use the gallery entrance on the west side of the building, located directly off of the parking lot.

More information about the PlySpace Residency Program can be found on the PlySpace website at

PlySpace is a program of Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art, and Sustainable Muncie Corporation. PlySpace is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.