Photo credit : Canaan Mattson
Photo credit : Canaan Mattson


PROJECT // Generic Untitled

Emily Gastineau will be developing a new project, unfolding in the aftermath of a research trajectory on the generic: the objects and ideas that are so pervasive we become unable to see their specificity. She will continue with practices like collective bibliographies, dance as citations, and revealing/manipulating what the audience holds in common. Emily will explore the elusive nature of collective dynamics, tacit and explicit agreements, and the fiction of consensus. Potential new threads include composting, ghosting, and gossip. 


BIO //Emily Gastineau
is a choreographer, performer, writer, and editor based in Minneapolis. Her current research focuses on the generic: the objects and ideas that are so pervasive we become unable to see their specificity. Recurring themes in her body of work include neoliberalism and endurance, spectatorship and revulsion, desire and language, convention and crying. She is committed to collaboration, collective structures, and reorganizing the structures of making and relating across the field. She created over a dozen works with Billy Mullaney (US/NL) as part of the performance duo Fire Drill. Her work has been developed and/or presented by venues such as Frascati (Amsterdam), On the Boards (Seattle), Garage29 (Brussels), workspacebrussels, SE.S.TA (Prague), Panoply Performance Laboratory (Brooklyn), FringeArts (Philadelphia), Walker Art Center, Southern Theater, and Red Eye Theater (Minneapolis), among others. She completed a master’s at DAS Choreography, Amsterdam University of the Arts, in 2019. She is currently the editor of Mn Artists, an arts writing platform at the Walker Art Center, and Co-Artistic Director of Red Eye Theater. 

Photo credit : Zoe Prinds-Flash