"Architecture in Motion" entailed the creation of costumes to be worn in performance by two performers. The costumes reference key details of the elegant building of the former women's City Club of St. Paul, MN, designed by architect Magnus Jemne in 1931 in the Art Deco style. The project was commissioned by FD13 Residency for the Arts in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN (Sara Cluggish, director). Research for the project was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The costumes debuted in a performance in Minneapolis in June 2019, which was created and directed by dance choreographer Chris Schlichting and included Minneapolis-based dancers. The choreography was directly influenced by the raw factory space where the performance took place. A second performance was created by the performance company Every House Has a Door (Lin Hixson, director; Matthew Goulish, dramaturg and writer), and occurred in July 2019 at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. In this second original version, two performers personified the Jemne building itself through their movements and dramatized the building’s history through instrumental and vocal music.

Short Video of Performance in Minneapolis, June 1, 2019