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Rosie's Ranch (2015-2021)
Haas, Marisa Muro, Haas's dog, Sugar, and Marisa's dog, Spock, arrived on August 2, 2014 in Rosie (tiny house/stage).
In August 2014 Haas stopped a three-year long traveling performance tour to homestead on unincorporated land in northern Arizona. There they opened Rosie's Ranch, which served as an informal art residency and retreat space that included ecologically supported alternative building practices from 2015-2021. This twenty-acre, off-grid, rural desert landscape supported artists of all mediums including, but not limited to, writers, dancers, multi-media and earthen installation artists as well as those folks interested in building tiny livable structures and stages. During this span of time Rosie's Ranch hosted 7 artists in residence and 2 art retreats for small groups; all were free to participants.
Art/Work Traveling Experiment (2011-2014)
Photo by Robin Scholz
The stages were not attached to the MPD yet so we positioned them on the ground. Pictured: Armand Beaudoin, Sarah Haas, Dorothy Martirano, Tamin Totzke
I connected Rosie to concrete piers and created a permanent porch from the back stage. Alterations to her continue.
Photo by Robin Scholz
In August 2011 Haas began a three-year building/performance tour. Traveling from town to town they performed out of a tiny mobile house/stage while building the structure and organizing art events. These events brought people of diverse skills, passions, and interests together to share experiences, dreams, and stories. From discussions about local organic farming, to mime workshops, to movement studies, to live-body installation pieces, to drag shows, the stage was utilized as a platform for each community it traveled to. Within that span of time Haas hosted twelve separate events, each ranging from one to thirty days, all free of charge for participants. From Chicago to Huntsville to Albuquerque Haas partnered with art centers, city agencies, universities and individuals utilizing the MPD as a gathering site for lectures, workshops, brainstorming sessions, rehearsals and performances.