It is just the beginning, and it may last forever

In this workshop we will investigate durational performance, asking ourselves: how long does it go for? What if it last forever?

Using improvisational scores and task based movement we will challenge time as we know it, expanding and contracting it to alter our own experience, emotions and perceptions.


Saturday May 6th, $12 drop-in


AND: Gosti is in residence at PWNW.

Alice Gosti: MCICAC talk, sharing and reception

Friday May 5th, 4:30-6

Performance Works NW * 4625 SE 67th Ave.


Artist statement - I believe in three things: the ineffability of art, the cultivation of caring, and autonomy.

I belong to a legacy of process-focused experimental art that constantly finds its inspiration in current and historic social realities.

I am an architect of experiences. While my background is in dance and choreography, with movement at the heart of my work, I use all media to create a cohesive environment in which the viewer is invited to both experience and perform. I was raised in Italy in an Italian/American family of installation artists and architects. My performances live and breathe the dualities existing within a multicultural environment, as multidimensional works. My artwork never belongs to one medium, just as it belongs to both cultures. I believe in the complexity of layered concepts. Dance, time, duration, motion, movement, and performance are always central to my architectures. Even in my sculptural experiments there is always a performative element. It may not be a body in space, it may be an ice cube melting, liquids being absorbed over a length of time, or gravity, but there is always a dance, a play of movement. I am interested in crafting creative environments where people are always invited to change, transform, and constantly re-discover oneself.

My work fosters a conscious world as it uses performance and the body to bring to the surface questions and ideas that are relevant to the contemporary human condition—questions that allow viewers to empathize, transforming their perceptions by experiencing the world through a prospective that may not be at the forefront of their daily experience.

My work is constantly questioning autonomy and decision making performed by both the viewers and the artists I collaborate with. I aim to contribute art that is a powerful cultural tool for self-definition, as opposed to an instrument of propaganda.