The Body in Motion follows the story of a lost girl named Mika and the cast of animal characters she encounters on her journey home. The story uses fantastical, comical narrative to explore human and animal physiology, anatomy, and evolution. The dance film, written story, and an immersive built environment all explore a rich universe of animal life, comparing visual and balance systems, limbs, and body plans. I invite the audience into a kinetic, sensory experience as they enter a world of found object sculptures, textile structures, paintings, photographs, and dance.
Julynn Wildman is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist based in Helena, MT. She grew up in Colorado, splitting her time between the Western Slope and the Denver Metropolitan area. This stoked a lifelong pursuit in the complements and contrast of natural sciences and human cultural vibrance.
3rd Grader’s in Helena’s public school system have been touring Body in Motion as part of their 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Holter. As part of their tour, Holter Docents lead them in creating bilateria creatures. You can see more of their creations here…
The Holter Museum of Art and Intrepid Credit Union have partnered to create a fellowship that accentuates the importance of working artists in our community and to deepen the dimension and quality artist involvement in activating community art. Intrepid Credit Union is the title sponsor of this program.
Artists make substantial contributions to our community’s vibrancy by boosting creative problem-solving, pushing boundaries, provoking though, and animating our neighborhoods and cultural institutions. These fellowships invests in the careers of Montana artists and supports the cultural vitality of the region. Through this fellowship, one artist working in varied disciplines is chosen by the Review Panel of professionals and peers from the Holter Museum of Art each year. The Intrepid Artist Fellowship is designed to call attention to the depth and quality of the art being created in western Montana and to amplify the work of one outstanding western Montana artists in visual and media arts each year.