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2022 Reserve Residency Showcase

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

The 2022 Reserve Residency artists-in-residence present and discuss the works they've been developing at the Wells Reserve


Not Required

This is a free event and open to all.



This event is handicap accessible

The public is invited to a free sharing of works-in-progress by the Wells Reserve's 2022 artists-in-residence as they approach the conclusion of their residency. Attendees arriving in the Barn can expect a short concert by musician Liz Bills, a brief discussion and sharing of film clips with filmmaker Michelle Memran, and a walk (and possibly immersive event) to the water with visual and performance artist Sarah Cameron Sunde. 

Warm beverages will be served.

In the artists' own words, this evening will be about:

Threshold to Slowing Down 

Three artists arrive at a 10-day residency at Wells Reserve with an invitation to slow down. One, Sarah Cameron Sunde, will live on tidal time, reconfiguring her relationship with time to address our vulnerability as a species. Another, Michelle Memran, will live in fragmented time, exploring her collaboration with a poet living with young-onset Alzheimer's disease and aphasia. Musician Liz Bills will live moment-to-moment, leaving screens and addiction behind to reckon with grief, loss, and impermanence. 

What does the body mean in the midst of an environmental crisis? Or a personal crisis? Or a societal crisis? Through various mediums and connected ideas, these three artists are slowing down intentionally to expose unseen vulnerabilities and create new works that catalyze change.  

At the showcase evening, Liz will share new songs, Michelle will share new film work, and Sarah will invite attendees to participate in her ongoing collaboration with the tidal waters of the Wells Reserve. Come prepared to sit, walk, watch, listen, and wonder with all your senses. 

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