Our "bst" residencies awarded to Alice Gosti and collaborators Coleman Pester and Ethan Folk.

Alice Gosti
Alice Gosti

They have been awarded our “bst” residency in March.

What is bst? It stands for” body-space-time.”

During the week of March 19-26 Alice and Coleman and his collaborator Ethan will be working in our studios for free to develop ideas and new works. In exchange, they will offer something (TBD) to our undergraduate program at a later date.  See you in the studio!

Coleman Pester, photo by Anita NowackaColeman Pester is a choreographer and dancer based in in Seattle. Coleman has built a diverse palate of work; premiering dance works in Seattle, Australia, Israel, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Coleman acted as the assistant to renowned Choreographer Anouk van Dijk, Artistic Director of Chunky Move in Australia in 2012. Coleman earned a BFA from the LINES Ballet/Dominican University program in San Francisco. Coleman founded //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY// and continues to create and direct work through this company/project. Coleman has been commissioned and presented by Seattle Art Museum, Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, and NEPO Arthouse. Coleman has received awards, grants, and residencies from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, The University of Washington, and The Cornish Playhouse. More info: www.tectonicmarrowsociety.com.

Ethan FolkEthan Folk (b. 1986) is an editor of experience. As a media artist whose work fuses technology and the recorded image with a variety of other mediums, Ethan seeks to transpose and expand upon filmic concepts and approaches.

Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Ethan has gone on to create and present work in East Timor, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Chile, Georgia, the UK, and Serbia. Ethan is committed to a nomadic career, while maintaining strong roots in Seattle, actively fostering and developing collaborations which strengthen Seattle’s relationships with other artistic communities worldwide. Ethan’s works include: photography exhibitions, large-scale media installations, durational performances, experimental films, contemporary dance and performance projects, music videos, and festival direction/curation.

IIn 2016, Ethan completed his position as Arts Manager of Festival Laloran in East Timor, and has returned to Seattle to complete Vernae (a mid-length experimental film based on The Rite of Spring), and to launch PYLON, a year-long performance cycle about surveillance that will unfold in Seattle over the course of the coming year.

Alice Gosti is an Italian-American architect of experiences. While her background is mostly in dance and choreography she uses all media to create a cohesive environment in which the viewer is invited to both experience and perform. Gosti’s work has been presented/commissioned by universities, galleries, theaters and festivals worldwide. Dance Magazine has described her work as “unruly yet rigorous, feminine yet rebellious, task-like yet mischievous.“ http://gostia.com.