Ralph Lemon, is choreographer, writer, visual artist and curator, and the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation. For his public artist talk, Ralph Lemon will discuss meditations on the body, race,
art making, and the Civil Rights Movement, instigated by his engagement with Bruce Nauman's iconic work Wall/Floor Positions (1968).
Lemon’s most recent works include Scaffold Room (2015), Four Walls (2012), and How Can You Stay in The House All Day And Not Go Anywhere? (2008-2010), a works with live performance, film and visual art that toured throughout the U.S. The immersive visual art installation, Meditation, which was part of How Can You Stay, was acquired for the permanent collection of the Walker Arts Center in 2012. In January 2011, a re-imagined section of How Can You Stay was per-formed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in conjunction with On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century. Mr. Lemon curated the fall 2012 performance series Some sweet day at MOMA, and the acclaimed 2010 performance series I Get Lost at Danspace Project in NYC.