Robin Gee spent four weeks with us at Studio Faire in Spring 2018. She is an African American filmmaker, choreographer and performer and spent her time here devising new movement material. Since then, she has hit the ground running with opportunity after opportunity to develop her work further! Today we received an email from her with this fantastic statement plus a short trailer (below) to share:
Still reeling from 4 weeks in heaven – I am a firm believer in space and place as inspirational in the process of creative development.
Colin and Julia @ Studio Faire provided me with just that: a (studio) space in which to dive into my creative process, my way of making work, investigation, exploration and as always inspiration from them and time to simply be in their beautiful home. I am still there in some ways, referencing our daily walks with the dogs, conversations about art and the world, how we struggle to make it all fit.
During my time there I was able to begin to work on several movement strategies/bodies/vocabularies that were immediately put into place upon my arrival in the US.
More importantly I was inspired and encouraged.
Landed in the US and went to NY to restage a work, then on to Cape Charles, VA where I made a film that uses drone technology to explore expansive and intimate spaces – based on the work done with Colin at Studio Faire. The film is really close to my heart – will have a trailer to share shortly.
Thank you to this wonderful family for your hospitality and warmth – you are inspiring artists everyday. Keep doing this important work – already planning my return with my collaborators!
Portrait of Robin Gee by Colin Usher at Studio Faire