Revolution: Thesis at ALN together with the Summer Residency created the framework for Summer at ALN 2019. Revolution: Thesis at ALN was led by David Gersten, structured as a four week program and included a regular schedule of studio time, one-on-one studio visits with David, ALN Fellows and Visiting Artists, as well as, weekly seminars and listening critiques. The Summer Residency was a 2-4 weeks focused residency for artists interested in the opportunity to interact with ALN’s other ongoing programs and overlapping events. The Residency was structured to provide creative opportunities while developing meaningful relationships with other artists. While each of these programs had its own unique character, they both offered space for people to pursue their questions in conversation with others and create emergent works within a creative community.
Chris Rose’s 2nd session in 2018 was entitled ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ and took place November 9th - 11th. The session considered the ways in which experience enters our present moment - that mysterious human sense of the 'persistence of the present moment' which is a feature of our conscious life, of our imagination and dreams.
In January 2018, the first of Sessions series, Deciding to See, directed by Chris Rose, brought together individuals from across arts, sciences, social media and music to explore how, in our efforts to understand complex conditions, we may do more than just look into reflections of ourselves.
In March 2015 a group of 25 people from all over the world, and representing a wide spectrum of disciplines, convened upon a snow-covered House on the Hill to take part in “Oppenheimer’s Table” - a workshop examining and expanding upon the nature of 132 doodles generated from the secret joint committee meetings held in 1947 and chaired by Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer.