The Invisible City
The collaborative brainchild of Lisa Bowden and Kimi Eisele, The Invisible City was a site-specific artist laboratory in Downtown Tucson. A collaboration between NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre and Kore Press, the project brought dancers, writers, visual artists, and musicians together for 4 weeks in 2008 to create work that investigated public space through process-based explorations and performance. As urban growth in Tucson, Arizona has prioritized highways and tract housing development over central plazas, affordable live/workspaces, and desert landscape, public space has become increasingly decentralized, dehumanized, and “invisible.”
Given the lack of literal pathways for human contact and communication in the current downtown area, The Invisible City asked women artists to imagine what a more humanist city might look like and how it might function.
I adored working on this collaborative creative project. I even joined the dancers in their performance at the unveiling of the project to the public. The event was held at the top of a downtown parking garage on a beautiful, clear desert night with stars twinkling down on us.