Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Pat Oleszko Breath/Taking/Visions: Low-tech Hi! Impact Performance Workshop June 12 to June 17, 2016 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9AM-Noon Discipline: OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

Take on the world in the go-forth dimension. Performance will be explored thru the confluence of visuals, movement, sound and situation. Ideas personal, political or pervasive will be translated into walking, squawking mediums of message. We will construct, even possibly a-dress issues looming and blooming. You will no doubt make a spectacle of yourself.

Bring materials sacred or profane for improbable usage as well as your favorite tools: leatherman, glue gun, cameras, scissors, papers, schtick. Bring any possible ideas, concepts and materials you want to explore. Be prepared to scrounge the local environs for inspiration; the Find Arts Work Center itself, the neighborhood and the see/shore will be the basis for daily experiments ending with a group grope Final Event with Purpose. As the Mock Turtle said, “No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.” It is possible to flail wildly but with preparation, dedication, risk and abandon. This workshop goes straight for the jocular. We will bend minds with spoons.


PAT OLESZKO creates performances, films, installations, inflatables, and spatial events. She works from the popular art forms of the street, party, parade, and burlesque house, to fields, oceans, and trailer parks, from the Museum of Modern Art to Sesame Street Magazine. Honors include the Rome Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, several Tony nominations, a Jim Henson Grant, a Bessie, and the New York Dance & Theater Award for Sustained Excellence.