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Multimedia artist turns 18-minute experimental video into live show at New Hazlett

by Hannah Lynn

Gymnastics is a sport that relies on muscle memory, the feeling that the body remembers how to do something even if the brain doesn’t. For many gymnasts, a physical and emotional memory follows them long after they’ve left the sport. Multimedia artist Anna Azizzy practiced competitive gymnastics for nine years, in elementary through high school, and began reexamining their relationship with the sport in “For Retired Gymnast,” a video project for their thesis at Carnegie Mellon University...

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