the NETWORK project is inspired by ecological systems of communication, resource-sharing and survival employed in tree communities, to develop tools for resilient community building. Considering the ongoing climate crisis, how can all beings—trees, land, and animals including humans–survive and thrive together?
Through site-specific experiential performances, workshops, think tanks, and research excursions we are learning together about the commonality of all nature’s sensory systems. We somatically discover our shared intelligence and how the fascial systems of animal bodies are an extension of the global mycelial networks.
Together we are devising research methods and creative models of resilient living based on horizontal exchange, trust and transforming our individualistic ways of living.
Produced by MovingGround, the NETWORK project experiences are co-created and performed by a unique team of performers, scientists, and designers per locale. the NETWORK project has existed in many phases of research and development since 2017 and will continue developing models that serve nature and all beings in both urban and rural communities. Most recently we premiered a three hour experience at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program,
“Interbeing” music video created by project collaborator, Esther Young with footage from the NETWORK project premiere at the Djerassi Program (more information found below)
Recent Project Updates
the NETWORK project Premiere at the Djerassi Program
Djerassi Program PROJECT PREMIERE: July 2 & 3, 2022 @ Djerassi Resident Artists Program Based on experiential research in the environs of the Djerassi land and trees our team of performers, scientists, urban foresters, community tree stewards and designers will create a multi-dimensional, participatory, tactile experience–working with the trees, land, and site; dance, theater and…
Continue Reading the NETWORK project Premiere at the Djerassi Program
Tending the Living Edge with NETWORK
By Elizabeth Costello Two days after I arrived in Costa Rica with Krista DeNio and Chloe Crotzer and their NETWORKproject collaborators, I witnessed a monkey parade. An extended family of howlers emerged from the trees behind the very comfortable house in Playa Hermosa, on the country’s Pacific coast, where we were staying. The leaves shook and they appeared.…
the NETWORK project in the SF Chronicle!
A Summer of Classical, Experimental and Aerial Dance Performances in the Bay Area, Inside and Out By Rachel Howard In 2020, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, which offers artists extended time creating on 583 beautiful acres of redwood forests and grasslands east of Palo Alto, awarded a special residency combining art and science to Bay…
Bring the NETWORK project to your community!
Use the downloadable pdf link below to bring the NETWORK project to your local communities to encourage community building and engagement with the natural world.