Public Displays of Art
Public Displays of Art (PDA) is a multidisciplinary artists’ collective. Our members share a long working history and come from diverse art and somatic movement backgrounds, including but not limited to classical, contemporary, folkloric, and social dance, as well as photography and visual art. These eclectic experiences cultivate an innovative, multidisciplinary, and collaborative working environment that results in interactive and consciousness-raising creations. Our aim is to create work that is accessible and immersive in the community in order to engage the public in the arts more often, and we do this by showing our work in public spaces throughout the city. Improvisation-based movement methods are the foundation of our work and they provide an ever-changing landscape of impulses and inspiration derived from our environment and our relationships to ourselves and others. PDA is cultivating this way of working together in which all members have a distinct role and share creative responsibility within the compositional process. To further engage with our community, PDA holds weekly rehearsals as well open community classes in order to provide opportunities for our community to actively engage with and participate in the arts.