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Ashley Ferro-Murray

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A website!

It's up! I finally have a real website to call my own. Check it out at ashleyfm.com. Also, I've been excited to have a few pieces come out in the last couple of months. My article on Rachid Ouramdane's "Far..."…See More
Jun 12
Ashley posted a status
"Massive open online course, or massive open online choreography. Our piece is neither, but we are thinking about each every step of the way."
Feb 20
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"Check out our blog moocingbdp.wordpress.com and our twitter @moocingbdp for the latest updates on MOOCing? to premiere April 17."
Feb 20
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MOOCing?

Ever wonder how online instruction in higher education is going to impact dance? Might teaching composition courses online add a layer of richness on top of physical practice? Perhaps, so long as administrations don't reduce our course content to online instruction.In MOOCing?, a new composition that I am working on for UC Berkeley students, I will choreograph and set a dance remotely. Of course distance collaboration is nothing new to the arts, but under the heading of "online instruction" we…See More
Jan 3

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Ashley Ferro-Murray is a choreographer and Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies with emphasis on New Media at the University of California, Berkeley. Ferro-Murray’s choreography explores how movement is central to subjectivity in the digital age. Her practice is a performative engagement of kinesthetic and somatic experiences with technological devices. Ferro-Murray incorporates everyday technology such as the iPhone into her work only to disrupt the ordinary use value of the device. Instead of talking on a cell phone, the choreographer programs the phone’s movement sensors to illustrate the ways in which the device effects movement patterns and somatic attention. Her choreography has been produced by Cornell University, the University of California, Berkeley, and The Milk Bar in Oakland, CA.

Ferro-Murray's dissertation research focuses on media-based choreography to consider the importance of movement in the construction of digital subjectivities. Ferro-Murray uses dance history and dance studies to analyze dance choreographers who use media in tactical ways. She then expands the scope of her research to include work by new media artists who use movement in tactical ways. Aesthetic analysis acknowledges the complexities of subjectivity as it is produced in contemporary digital culture.

Ferro-Murray has reviewed "Stance: Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture by Harris M. Berger" for The Drama Review and "Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy by Erin Manning" for Dance Research Journal. Ferro-Murray has been featured as a contributor on -empyre- new media list serve and In Media Res blog. She has been an invited lecturer at Bryn Mawr College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell University and has also given talks at conferences for Dance Under Construction, The Society for Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research and Dance, Performance Studies International, and American Society for Theater Research. Ferro-Murray currently co-organizes a Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities working group on new media. She serves as the graduate associate for the University of California, Berkeley Arts, Technology & Culture Colloquium and as a member of the executive committee for the Berkeley Center for New Media.
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A website!

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 6:43pm 0 Comments

It's up! I finally have a real website to call my own. Check it out at ashleyfm.com. 

Also, I've been excited to have a few pieces come out in the last couple of months. 

My article on Rachid Ouramdane's "Far..."…

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MOOCing?

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Ever wonder how online instruction in higher education is going to impact dance? Might teaching composition courses online add a layer of richness on top of physical practice? Perhaps, so long as administrations don't reduce our course content to online instruction.



In MOOCing?, a new composition that I am working on for UC Berkeley students, I will choreograph and set a dance remotely. Of course distance collaboration is nothing new to the arts, but under the heading of "online… Continue

Bobinetting

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

Erin Jonhson and I are working on a new piece called "Bobinetting" for the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose this January. More information to come soon, but until then: 

Bobinetting is the contemporary appropriation of an anachronistic feminist device. In 1832 French ballerina Marie Taglioni dawned the first tutu to dance the ballet La Sylphide. The tutu is made of tulle, light fabric that consists of strong hexagonal stitching. The light and strong makeup of the…

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the blank.

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

I recently found an old program from my 2008 piece, "the blank." It's interesting to look back and realize how many of the concepts that I had at the earliest stages of my creative and academic development still resonate with my work today. I will upload a short video of highlights from "the blank." later today. For now, I thought I'd share the program text. 

the blank. 

Choreographed by Ashley Ferro-Murray

April 4-5, 2008

Cornell…

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HASTAC, Milk Bar, and new work.

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 6:48pm 0 Comments

I am looking forward to participating as a HASTAC scholar this year. I will be blogging about various performance/dance and technology events at UC Berkeley and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out my blog!

 

Also, I am beginning work on a new piece. Stay tuned as I develop this new work that will draw upon technologies of various eras of art, innovation, and intervention: 1930s, 1960s, 1990s, and today.…

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At 4:40pm on March 9, 2009, Julie N. Cruse said…
Hi Ashley... looks like we have tons in common. we should be in touch!
At 1:25pm on September 8, 2008, Ashley A. Friend said…
Hello,
Thanks for the comment. Your work sounds great. Where were you when you met the S? I am also a east/west coast kind of girl, I am truly recognizing that I can't stay in one place for too long, it's good to have options. I am now on vacation on the central coast, then I continue this cross-continental experimental performance/rehearsal process of ID. What a year. How's Berkeley for studying performance?
At 12:58am on July 23, 2008, Sheldon B Smith said…
Ashley,
We look forward to meeting you. Very curious to know more about what you do. Sorry our website is not more informative but it is in process of being updated. Is any of your work online?
If there is anything we can do to help in what I am assuming is your move to Berkeley just let me know.
Take care,
Sheldon
sheldon@smithwymore.org
 
 
 

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