Artist Residency at Hollins University


Intermedia MFA graduate students Rachel Nelson and Johanna Cairns are traveling to Roanoke Virginia for an artist residency at Hollins University.  This is the first installation of their Feminist Pop-Up Festival which will be happening throughout the year of 2013. Future festivals will happen in Portland O.R., L.A, New York City, Minneapolis and Bangor M.E.

Hollins Feminist Pop-Up Festival: A series of workshops and dicussions @ Hollins about feminism, artists, and opposition

Join performance makers Johanna Cairns and Rachel Nelson in a fun, fast week of workshops designed to stretch, deepen, and articulate your creative and life work.  Everybody is welcome, no artistic background or skills needed, just a willingness to listen and grow.

Johanna Cairns and Rachel Nelson are conceptual performance makers currently completing their MFA’s in Intermedia Studies at the University of Maine.  Rachel is a poet, playwright, performer, etc. and is a member of the theater company Savage Umbrella, and founder and director of APORIA, a performance-art think tank in Minneapolis.  Jo is a dancer, video artist, actor, grant-writer, furniture maker, and conceptual thinker.  She is a founding member of SpazLab at the University of Maine.Collectively and alone, their work has been shown in over ten states, published by Damselfly Press and Mudson Press, and has been featured at The Judson Church in NYC, The Sugar Space in Salt Lake City, Intermedia Arts, The Ritz Theater,   They are the founders of the Feminist Pop-Up Festival.  They are interested in queering traditional performance, inclusive philosophies, equality, friendship, and melting things with lazers.