This is a half workshop, half performance event that explores the relationships between physical play and performance making. To start, we play games like tag and capture the flag. Followed by the making of an unplanned, collaborative performance. The motive here is to playfully build trust in the ever-changing moment without need for sense making or resolve.
Video footage: Brooklyn & Miami, 2017/2018
This was an orchestrated, sound based work. The Woods, Queens NY. Feb. 2017
These are clips from a movement based project, ‘Untitled Solo’. Through out 2015/2016 I put together six different works. Performed in NYC and France.
4's not gonna work
On the northbound 2 train we made quadruple stacked sandwiches and feed them to each other while duet counting until the last stop. Performers: Sandra Baptista, Pelenakeke Brown, Butch Merigoni, Jeff Shortt. NYC. February 2018
Ariane Bernier and I made quadruple-stacked banana, apple, peanut butter, jelly, honey, Nutella and cinnamon sandwiches and fed them to each other. Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Panoply Performance Lab, 2015
3 Hours, Stuff I Don't Use.
Collaboration with David Ian Griess. Queens, NY. 2016
3 Hours, Stuff I Don't Use
Collaboration with David Ian Griess and Elizabeth Lamb. Queens, NY. 2016
17 minutes, 53 seconds
While the audience zen counted to 100, Julie Garber, Dave Koenig and I brought all the objects in the room to the middle of the circle the audience created. Stacked, climbed and ran around those objects. Then put everything back when our time was up. Spoke the Hub, Brooklyn, NY. Oct. 2018
2 Days, Cold Warehouse
David Ian Griess, Elizabeth Lamb and I spent 2 days in an abandoned warehouse using the various rooms and objects in those rooms to create a performance for video. Video was shown at the Todo Bajo FIlm Festival, Rhode Island. 2015
During my two week residency at De Grote Post in Oostende, I led Workshop/Performance. With four sessions per week, this brought together a variety of people, creating a variety of outcomes.
Oct/Nov 2018. Video on the way…
During my one week residency at ZSenne Art Lab in Brussels, Workshop/Performance unexpectedly turned into an interactive, outdoor installation. Using objects from the Lab, different public installations we set up and explored each day.
I facilitated Workshop/Performance on two different occasions. One for a group of dancers, another for actors. The results were challenging, unexpected and hilarious.
London, UK. Chisenhale Dance Space and So & So Arts Club. Oct/Nov 2018
At Light Box performance space I led a diverse group of participants through a series of playground games like hide and go seek tag, dodge ball and red light/green light. This prepared us for the performance at the end where we used the room and all it’s contents, people included, to explore impromtu actions, situations and events.
Light Box, Detroit, MI, 2019
During the Satellite Art Fair, I presented Workshop/Performance. With Quinn Dukes, Shawn Escarciga and Dave Koenig helping facilitate this work, it became a tornado that pulled in observers, encouraging them to actively take part.
Satellite Art Fair, Performance is Alive Series, Miami, Fl. Dec. 2017
Instead of presenting a performance for an audience to watch, I facilitated Workshop/Performance for the Inverse Performance Art Festival. This enabled people, performer or not, to take part in the performance making process.
Fayetteville, Arkansas. April 2018. Photo credit: Cynthia Post Hunt
This was an audience participatory performance that began with a hand-counting duet. Around this interaction I assigned other sound & action based duets every 30 seconds. By minute 9:30 the room was full of simultaneous sound and action. At minute 10:00 I yelled, “time!”, signaling the end of the performance.
The Woods, Queens, NY, June 2018
This on-going collaboration with Alex Romania, Millie Kapp and Raquel Mavecq is a physical exploration of sound, text and nonsense. Multiple locations, NYC. 2015-present.
60 Minutes, 200 Chairs
Using what was available in the room, I stacked folding chairs as high as I could in one hour while Ilona Bito climbed in and around them. Flux Factory, Strobe Network Event. NYC. 2015
This was a public action performed during the Court Square Open Studios in Long Island City, NYC. Created by Ariane Bernier and myself. 2015
Tonny Ajoup Collaboration
In this performance, choreographer Tony Ajoup led us through a meditative series of pedestrian actions that turned into unexpected collaborations.
The Playground Series at Rambert Dance Company, London, UK. Oct. 2018. Documentation: Deborah Joffe Photography.
This was a task and action based collaboration with Ariane Bernier, Laura Bartzak, Adi Etyan, Emelie Hedvall and Thea Little. We performed the finished work in NYC and in Connecticut at the IMAR Residency. 2015
Someone Else's Shit
Using what was available in the space, I created a large, precarious circle of someone else’s stuff. Climbing on lawn mowers, wheel barrows and trash cans, I made it around the parameter of the space without touching the ground. Site specific performance, IMAR Residency, Connecticut. 2015
We Probably Have About 30 Minutes
In this collaboration with Ventiko and Dean, we climbed into a construction site to create an impromptu performance. Chinatown, NYC. 2015