This performance was a part of the Body Politic Think Tank’s – Field of Inquiry: Body Politic Edition; Assistant Director, Daniel Davis was part of YBCA’s 2013-14 Think Tank.
The cohort examined two questions— “What is on the other side of your body’s shame?” and “What is on the other side of your body’s joy?” The Field of Inquiry was presented in conjuntion with Young Jean Lee’s performance “UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW”
About Body Politic Think Tank (part of The Creative Ecosystem) designed by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Chief of Program and Pedagogy:
The Creative Ecosystem is designed to bring together disparate players from the Bay Area community into a single, collaborative, long-term engagement around the idea that art is not just about the creation of an object or outcome, but that it is also a process and an opportunity to create community. By partnering with community leaders from diverse public sector categories—such as academics, arts, business, community organizing, design, environment and holistic health, food and food justice, politics, sports, technology, youth and social services—YBCA hopes to transform the audience experience from a transactional engagement into one centered around collaboration and mutual interests that grows from the ground up. Each ecosystem consists of 30 community leaders who convene at YBCA over a 12-month timeframe to explore a theme emerging from a performance project in YBCA‘s performing arts season. The annual investigation ends in a Field of Inquiry, a day-long festival of ideas, activities, art making, and presentations around the central theme. Each ecosystem will continue to convene over a five year period with a new ecosystem added each year. By 2017, we expect to have five individual ecosystems with a total of 450 people having participated in the program. The themes to be explored include: Future Soul in 2012/13; Body Politic in 2013/14; Climate in 2014/15; Economy in 2015/16; and Gaming in 2016.