County: Walla Walla County
GAP Award 2016
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Tia Kramer is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and director influenced by pedestrian interactions with the spaces we inhabit. Since 2014, Tia has been working closely with choreographer, Tamin Totke; together they produced, Study of Time and Motion, a large-scale performance series and film project presented at Georgetown Steam Plant, Henry Art Gallery, and along the banks of the Duwamish River. Kramer has also directed public performances at Fort Lawton in Seattle’s Discovery Park, Smoke Farm in Arlington, WA, Bellevue Arts Museum and in downtown Chicago. Her sculptural objects have been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally and internationally.
Tia received GAP 2016 funding for A Building Is A Body, a high-resolution 4channel video installation of a three-person performance filmed at Fort Lawton. Expanding this piece into a four-channel video will afford the viewer an intimate visual experience that fosters increased awareness and amplifies details: a slight rotation of the hand, branches shifting in the wind, moss growing on the sheet metal window barricades. By exploring within this slow environment, she aims to activate the question, “What is lost when we no longer have the internal space to engage?”
Approaching Proximity, in collaboration with Tamin Totzke, 2016. Jonathan Vanderweit.
Study of Time and Motion, in collaboration with Tamin Totzke, 2015. Bruce Tom.
Five Silent Structures, 2014. Timothy O'Connor.