An Informance is a living artwork

  The term Informance was coined by Krysten Cunningham to describe her participatory artworks. Rather than a performance meant for others, an Informance is meant to inform you, the participant, about yourself through explorative movement. During an Informance you intuitively follow a set of instructions and perform tasks with soft materials - like colorful stretchy bands. These tactile activities and gentle movements help you explore your mind/body experience in new ways. Each Informance is customized and a little different, but the outcome is always a sense of connectedness to self and others.

  Informances are excellent team-building activities because they allow you to visualize the unseen connections you have with others. The activities place you in positions where trust is imperative and also intuitive. These authentic interactions between participants feel natural while increasing empathy..

    Like play, Informances engage you in a process of exploration and creative problem solving so they are great for boosting creativity and improving adaptability.  During an Informance you learn to make new predictions and expand your catalog of potential outcomes in a safe environment.  The interactive movements help you to become more aware of your body in space and your sense of balance. Ultimately Informances help you expand your perspective on  movement and make you feel more alive.

Some of our goals are:

  • Reducing stress
  • Increasing empathy, awareness and adaptability
  • Developing trust in self and others
  • Changing social roles and hierarchies
  • Taking risks in a low stakes environment 
  • Participation and inclusion
  • Increasing neural plasticity
  • Expanding variability of movement
  • Boosting innovation and creativity
  • Exploring contingencies and new potential outcomes 
  • Team building

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