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Montague Travel Grants Application

Sep 17, 2013

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2012: Sarah Hill

Nov 7, 2012

Sarah Hill (Montague Fund) travelled to Thailand from December 29–January 20, 2012 to work with her father and other family members on a her film project titled "Flesh Prison." Her videos are based off of performative actions involving gender as code. Her thesis "Flesh Prison" started with her baptism and ended with the digging of her own grave; she emerges from her grave as a male-bodied person.  Graduated: May 2012 ...

2012: Heidi Reynolds

Nov 7, 2012

Heidi Reynolds (Montague Fund) travelled to Accra, Ghana to work as an intern with the Cross Cultural Collaborative and teach an art workshop to Ghanaian youth for two and a half weeks in the spring of 2012.  Graduated: May 2012 ...

2012: Joanna Tam

Nov 7, 2012

Joanna Tam (Montague Fund) traveled to Istanbul, Turkey in the summer of 2012. The travel grant allowed her to attended IPA Summer, a performance festival organized by the International Performance Association in partnership with maumau art residency and Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association. The festival included a week-long workshop and conference. Joanna had a piece in the festival titled "Cok Tessekur Ederim," which involved writing and speaking at the same time.  ...

2012: Leah Craig

Nov 7, 2012

Leah Craig (Montague Fund) travelled in July 2012 to Rome and Florence to see the original Forum and Colosseum, as well as the original counterparts to a number of Las Vegas's faux Roman sculptures. She choreographed and performed an intervention in the urban landscape that involves movements, gestures and poses that are derived from her experience in the corresponding Las Vegas landscape. She documented the performance with photography, video and sound in a work, titled "When in/What happens in/Stays in." Graduated: May 2012 ...

2012: Ani Avanian

Jan 11, 2012

Ani Avanian (Montague Fund) spent a month in Armenia, including several weeks in a remote village without internet or any electronic dependencies. The resulting work is "Project Disconnect." ...

2011: Cathy McLaurin

Nov 18, 2011

Cathy McLaurin (Montague Fund)  traveled in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Berlin, Glasgow and Sawry, England from February 10–March 2, 2011. McLaurin created a series of performances in Waterlooplein Market, Amsterdam, which were documented in still photographs. In Sawry, England she created a series of head alterations, which were documented with still photographs. One of these images was selected for inclusion in Boston Young Contemporaries exhibition in June 2011. While traveling, McLaurin began work on her project, "Information Bandana for an Urban Wanderer," which is currently being printed as a limited edition silkscreen. ...

2011: Daisy Patton

Nov 18, 2011

Daisy Patton (Montague Fund) visited museums and historical sites in Dresden to gain a clearer understanding of what might have motivated the Dresden tourists to take their ill-fated journey to Death Valley in 1996.   ...

2010: Arhia Kohlmoos

Nov 11, 2011

Arhia Kohlmoos (Montague Fund) traveled to Amsterdam in August of 2010, where she spent eight days studying Dutch art and culture. The purpose of this trip was to experience, on a first-hand basis, the environment (geographical, cultural, meteorological) that so profoundly influenced generations of artists who lived in the countries that now constitute the Netherlands. A generous travel grant from SMFA allowed Arhia to explore dozens of museums and important historical sites in Amsterdam. These experiences will help her to better understand the artists who inform her work, and as a result, she will be able to further develop her own artistic practice. Arhia Kolmoos, Conception, 2010. ...

2009: Biying Zhang

Nov 10, 2011

Biying Zhang (Montague Fund) traveled to China from December 2009 through January 2010  to explore the differences between Chinese behavior in China and Chinese behavior in the US, with a special emphasis on current events following the Beijing Olympics and the US economic crisis. ...