“Build is the word we chose to represent Mana Contemporary.” Based in Jersey City, NJ, Mana is a 2 million-square-foot contemporary art center dedicated to celebrating the creative process. A community of painters, dancers, sculptors, photographers, musicians, and many others who all work under the same roof. “Straightforwardly speaking, build represents the complex’s continuous state of construction and physical growth. On a more conceptual level, it symbolizes the tight-knit community of artists facilitated by Mana’s campus-like infrastructure. Build recognizes the importance of strengthening ties with others and oneself. It’s a command that encourages the development of relationships, networks, endurance, and self-esteem.” The letters are held by dancers from Mana’s resident dance troupe, Armitage Gone! Dance, whose muscular physiques give the term increased significance.
Location: Mana Contemporary
United StatesPerformed in: 2015