2022 CIRCA-IMET Artist-in-Residence Fellowship winner

Ann Sofie Clemmenson, Assistant Professor, Department of Dance has been awarded the 2022 CIRCA-IMET Artist-in-Residence Fellowship. The fellowship is a collaboration between The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) and Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), intended to support and promote significant collaborative research in the Arts between colleagues at IMET and UMBC. Professor Clemmenson’s residence at IMET will begin in Fall 2022. The award includes a course release for the Fall semester and a project budget up to $7000. Her proposed project, BodyScopy merges dance-for-camera and marine biology through an exploration of the human body as a tool for compositional rendering of data and research being done at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET). Through a series of short dance-for- camera works, the project asks what can be learned from transposing the kinetic world of microorganisms on the human body, and can the language of the moving body convey the stress that human actions have on marine health. Utilizing sensory, visual, and kinetic communication, the outcome of BodyScopy will be a multichannel video installation that presents new perspectives on the work being done to protect and preserve healthy marine ecosystems.