Sideways to the Sun
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Site-specific installation commissioned by the Moody Center for the Arts

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun, Detail
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun, Detail
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun, Detail
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Sideways to the Sun
2019
Acrylic and ink on hand cut paper, board, wall, and vinyl on floor
Dimensions variable

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Interested in how my installation might serve as a springboard for other artists, I invited artist collective Poncili Creación to create new work in response to my installation.
Poncili creación is a collective helmed by brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro working at the intersection of puppetry, sculpture, activism, and performance. Poncili held a week-long sequence of workshops with community participants and myself, building large-scale, wearable puppets inspired by Sideways to the Sun. Their residency culminated in a performance bringing together puppets, sound, and movement in situ with my work. The puppets were performed by Poncili and a troupe of 9 students from Rice University and the University of Houston.

Performers: Efrain and Pablo Del Hierro, Sophie Parker, Nonie Hilliard, Al Green, Nicky Meaux, Jazzy Rosales, Minoti Kale, Donaldo Almazan, Kara Coonrod, and Angelo Ragan. Music by: Andrew Keller and Joe Wilson

This project was made possible with funding from the Moody Center for the Arts and the Visual and Dramatic Arts Department at Rice University

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Poncili Creación Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Nash Baker
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Machine Dazzle, based in New York, works in costume creation, set design and performance. His over the top, sculptural costume constructions have been worn on stages all over the world by performers including Taylor Mac and Justin Vivian Bond.
In the same vein as my collaboration with Poncili Creación, I invited Machine Dazzle to make new work in response to Sideways to the Sun. Machine completed a week-long residency at the Moody, creating new costume pieces inspired by my installation with the assistance of community participants and myself. The new work was then showcased and performed in a 7 model fashion show/performance in my work.

Performers: Machine Dazzle, Jillian Conrad, Nonie Hilliard, Davis Strumberg, Elissa Turner, Seth McPhail, and Joseph Stevens. DJ: DJ Esteff

This project was made possible with funding from the Moody Center for the Arts and the Visual and Dramatic Arts Department at Rice University

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
Natasha Bowdoin Sideways to the Sun Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Machine Dazzle Performance in Sideways to the Sun
2019
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX

Photo credit: Geoff Winningham
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