EVENT: Will Holder & Alex Waterman: Dust (1998), from Yes, But Is It Edible?
Dec
12
to Dec 13

EVENT: Will Holder & Alex Waterman: Dust (1998), from Yes, But Is It Edible?

Public reading (and reception): 
Sunday, December 13, 6 - 8 pm


Public workshops*:
Saturday, December 12, 12 pm - 6 pm, and
Sunday, December 13, 12 pm - 6 pm


Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The book, Yes, But Is It Edible? The music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices, is a result of that proposal, containing scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). Through public readings of the scores-in-progress, Holder and Waterman gained a better sense of what to put on the page, for any reader who follows. With the book's completion, three additional singers will be invited to workshop these scores at EFA Project Space, with the aim of producing a full version of Dust (1998), for five voices and book.

*The public reading (and reception) on December 13 builds on two days of workshops (Dec 12 and 13, 12 pm - 6 pm) that are open to the public. During these workshops, the public is invited to view the development of this iteration of the piece in the exhibition space. 

This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Accompaniment, on view November 6 - December 19, 2015.

 

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Event: an opera, a film, and a radio play: Alex Waterman, Shannon Ebner, and David Morris and Pedro Cid Proença

Saturday, Nov 7, 6-9 pm: Performances continue with an opera, a film, and a radio play by Alex Waterman, Shannon Ebner, and David Morris and Pedro Cid Proença.

Alex Waterman will perform CLOUDS & CROWDS, a piece that consists only of vowels and is scored for six pairs; each pair shares a score and a tuning fork as they sing together and move in and out of the crowd.  Waterman wrote the piece to accompany Shannon Ebner and David Reinfurt’s collaboration A HUDSON YARD, which was commissioned by High Line Art.

Shannon Ebner will screen her film A PUBLIC CHARACTER, 2015, also derived from A HUSDON YARD. The 13-minute film was edited by Erika Vogt, scored by Alex Waterman, and includes photographs by Timothy Schenck.

David Morris and Pedro Cid Proenca will produce a radio play with a live reading of Stefan Themerson's text Before Publication, in which he introduces himself as a verb. Alisa Besher and Giovanni Saldarriaga will act.

This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Accompaniment, on view November 6 - December 19, 2015.

 

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EXHIBITION: Accompaniment
Nov
6
to Dec 19

EXHIBITION: Accompaniment

Artists: Shannon Ebner, Kara Hamilton and Angie Keefer, Will Holder, Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater with Laura Ortman, David Morris and Pedro Cid Proença with Stefan and Franciszka  Themerson, Sarah Rose, Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio and Mario Garcia Torres on Conlon Nancarrow, David Reinfurt, Rosalie Schweiker and Rudy Loewe, Babette Mangolte, Alex Waterman, and Dylan Gauthier.

Curated by: Kari Cwynar and Kendra Sullivan

Accompaniment explores accompaniment as an evolving theory of practice, developed in response to our contemporary cultural and political milieu. Might an artistic practice characterized by distributed authorship be a catalyst for a shift in the ways we produce, exhibit, and write about art? This exhibition enacts accompaniment such that the physical, historical, and social supports within individual practices are made manifest, but also so that each participant and contribution inevitably accompanies and is accompanied in the present within the group. This model subverts the order of the soloist, laying bare a deeply stratified ground in which everything created is inscribed and contingent.

This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Special thanks to The Ontario Arts Council for their support of Duane Linklater's project. Display structures were produced with the material and conceptual support of Tri-Lox.

Accompaniment is on view at EFA Project Space from November 6 - December 19, 2015.

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Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

EVENT: Accompaniment, Opening Reception

Opening reception Friday, Nov 6, 6 - 8 pm: Performances by Tanya Lukin Linklater and Laura Ortman, and Rebecca Wilcox

Musician Laura Ortman will perform a composition dedicated to five traditional objects that artist Tanya Lukin Linklater has gathered. The objects— a bowl by artist Doug Inga resting upon a Enzo Mari designed bench, fashioned by artist Dylan Guathier, and four dancing fans from Bethel— query ideas of authorship and agency, while the composition expresses nostalgia for a lost or stolen home-space.

Rebecca Wilcox will give a live reading of a text that borders on dialogue, theory, and poetry while playing recordings of herself reading the text’s prior iterations. 

This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Accompaniment, on view November 6 - December 19, 2015.

Artists: Shannon Ebner, Dylan Gauthier, Kara Hamilton and Angie Keefer, Will Holder, Dominika Ksel, Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater with Laura Ortman, Babette Mangolte, Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio and Mario Garcia Torres on Conlon Nancarrow, David Morris and Pedro Cid Proença with Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, David Reinfurt, Sarah Rose, Rosalie Schweiker and Rudy Loewe, Alex Waterman, and Rebecca Wilcox.

 Curated by: Kari Cwynar and Kendra Sullivan

Accompaniment is a curatorial project exploring “accompaniment” as an evolving theory of practice, developed in response to our cultural and political milieu. The project asks: might an artistic practice characterized by distributed authorship be a catalyst for a shift in the ways we produce, exhibit, and write about art? This exhibition enacts accompaniment such that the physical, historical, and social supports within individual practices are made manifest, but also so that each participant and contribution inevitably accompanies and is 2 accompanied in the present grouping. This model subverts the order of the soloist, laying bare a deeply stratified ground in which everything created is inscribed and contingent.

The exhibition acts as staging ground upon which accompaniment emerges as a usable model of practice. Support, understood in its widest brushstroke as the “second position,” is tested, fatigued, and reified; we try to broaden forms of abstract support that sustain the practice of the artist and the body of the artist, as well as wider culture economies. Accompaniment produces work in multiple disciplines, some audible, some legible, some visible, some holding the show together. Participating artists accompany each other, light, archives, unknown artists, texts, architecture, objects, gossip, and songs. 

 

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EVENT: Mid-Career Boost: Challenges and Opportunities
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

EVENT: Mid-Career Boost: Challenges and Opportunities

  As a counter point to the many panels geared for young emerging artists, the Ora Lerman Trust/Soaring Garden’s Artists Retreat is proud to sponsor the upcoming panel, Mid-Career Boost: Challenges and Opportunities. A topic that is seldom discussed but sorely needed, this panel is designed to help artists with mid-career challenges, to facilitate positive actions for sustainability, create new prospects, and a renewed sense of empowerment. Members of the panel will address the concerns of artists at this stage of their careers and make concrete recommendations for setting realistic goals and meeting them. A complementary handout with a list of resources and recommended readings will be available.   MODERATOR: Amei Wallach, Art critic, Journalist, Author, Filmmaker  PANELISTS:  Sanford Hirsch, Executive Director, Gottlieb Foundation Sharon Louden, Artist, Educator, Editor Rachel Selekman, Artist; Archivist and Project Coordinator, Dan Flavin Estate Sue Scott, Former Gallerist, Curator, Writer  Sponsored by the Ora Lerman Trust/Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat.  This event is organized by  EFA Studio Program .   


As a counter point to the many panels geared for young emerging artists, the Ora Lerman Trust/Soaring Garden’s Artists Retreat is proud to sponsor the upcoming panel, Mid-Career Boost: Challenges and Opportunities. A topic that is seldom discussed but sorely needed, this panel is designed to help artists with mid-career challenges, to facilitate positive actions for sustainability, create new prospects, and a renewed sense of empowerment. Members of the panel will address the concerns of artists at this stage of their careers and make concrete recommendations for setting realistic goals and meeting them. A complementary handout with a list of resources and recommended readings will be available.


MODERATOR:
Amei Wallach, Art critic, Journalist, Author, Filmmaker

PANELISTS: 
Sanford Hirsch, Executive Director, Gottlieb Foundation
Sharon Louden, Artist, Educator, Editor
Rachel Selekman, Artist; Archivist and Project Coordinator, Dan Flavin Estate
Sue Scott, Former Gallerist, Curator, Writer

Sponsored by the Ora Lerman Trust/Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat.

This event is organized by EFA Studio Program.

 

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EVENT: Working towards The Monomyth, MICHELLE BOULÉ
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

EVENT: Working towards The Monomyth, MICHELLE BOULÉ

Boulé will spend 5 hours each day working on the initial research stages of an evening-length piece called “The Monomyth.” The piece explores ideas around solitude and loneliness within the context of disco and religious culture. This exhibition serves as a performance of “open studio” time, with the potential for audience interaction and impromptu performances.

Michelle Boulé is a Brooklyn-based dance artist whose work involves a constant dialogue between the body, presence, and the physical expression of consciousness. Her choreography has been presented in NY at Danspace Project, River to River, American Realness, “Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” ISSUE Project Room, Movement Research Festival at Judson Church, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, and The Kitchen. She also collaborates with cellist Okkyung Lee in creating performances addressing the interplay between light. movement, and sound. Her work has toured to Dublin, Riga, Winnipeg, Philadelphia, and Chicago. She is most noted for her performance work with Miguel Gutierrez, Deborah Hay and John Jasperse. She received a 2010 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her performance in Gutierrez’s “Last Meadow” and a 2015 “Bessie" nomination for her body of work with Gutierrez. Awards: Cloud Prize, Boekelheide Creativity Award, Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant, DanceWEB. Residences: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life, Movement Research, DanceHouse (Ireland), and SKITE (France). She has taught at universities and dance institutions in N. America, Europe, Australia and Asia. www.michelleboule.com

This performance is organized in conjunction with Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 11, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

"Poetry investigates new ways for people to get together and do stuff in the open, in secret." - Fred Moten (an investigative party by Simone White)

IN THE OPEN / IN SECRET / A / WRITING / BODIES / PARTY
we undertake to heal ourselves
with the presence of others
gathering the urge to be together
black peace is a kind of dreaming
inside the scale of our work
finding in our heart
a means, or completion of means
as invitation

Simone White's Of Being Dispersed (Futurepoem) and an as-yet-untitled little book of prose (Ugly Duckling Presse) are forthcoming in 2016. She is also the author of House Envy of All the World (Factory School/Heretical Texts) and the chapbooks Unrest (Ugly Duckling Presse, Dossier Series) and Dolly (Q Ave Press, with the 4 paintings of Kim Thomas). In 2013, she was selected as a New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America. She works as Program Director at The Poetry Project and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

This art action is part of Writing Bodieson view from September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

EVENT: cyclops and slashes, Katherine Hubbard

tab tab tab down trying to find some space on the promise page with space staring blankly back at you can record this and you won’t forget it if I am here and I had to be here to write this down hand writing with the hand writing down instead of writing up looking up while walking while talking evolution wanted us to move short-term memory kicked up and forgetting in three seconds but it never came here to remember in the first place or memory is just orientation no tropes no names no recall stepping with the feet by walls collecting vertically my body fits through this door backslash stopping means seeing with words so wall becomes wall again comma and page becomes page period

Katherine Hubbard is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice recognizes the critical intersection of photography, performance and writing as a mark of ontological refusal through which we may consider how we structure meaning. Hubbard holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and is currently part-time faculty at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

This art action is part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

EVENT: cyclops and slashes, Katherine Hubbard

tab tab tab down trying to find some space on the promise page with space staring blankly back at you can record this and you won’t forget it if I am here and I had to be here to write this down hand writing with the hand writing down instead of writing up looking up while walking while talking evolution wanted us to move short-term memory kicked up and forgetting in three seconds but it never came here to remember in the first place or memory is just orientation no tropes no names no recall stepping with the feet by walls collecting vertically my body fits through this door backslash stopping means seeing with words so wall becomes wall again comma and page becomes page period

Katherine Hubbard is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice recognizes the critical intersection of photography, performance and writing as a mark of ontological refusal through which we may consider how we structure meaning. Hubbard holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and is currently part-time faculty at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

This art action is part of Writing Bodies, on view from September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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EVENT: Working towards The Monomyth, Michelle Boulé
Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

EVENT: Working towards The Monomyth, Michelle Boulé

Boulé will spend 5 hours each day working on the initial research stages of an evening-length piece called “The Monomyth.” The piece explores ideas around solitude and loneliness within the context of disco and religious culture. This exhibition serves as a performance of “open studio” time, with the potential for audience interaction and impromptu performances.

Michelle Boulé is a Brooklyn-based dance artist whose work involves a constant dialogue between the body, presence, and the physical expression of consciousness. Her choreography has been presented in NY at Danspace Project, River to River, American Realness, “Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” ISSUE Project Room, Movement Research Festival at Judson Church, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, and The Kitchen. She also collaborates with cellist Okkyung Lee in creating performances addressing the interplay between light. movement, and sound. Her work has toured to Dublin, Riga, Winnipeg, Philadelphia, and Chicago. She is most noted for her performance work with Miguel Gutierrez, Deborah Hay and John Jasperse. She received a 2010 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her performance in Gutierrez’s “Last Meadow” and a 2015 “Bessie" nomination for her body of work with Gutierrez. Awards: Cloud Prize, Boekelheide Creativity Award, Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant, DanceWEB. Residences: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life, Movement Research, DanceHouse (Ireland), and SKITE (France). She has taught at universities and dance institutions in N. America, Europe, Australia and Asia. www.michelleboule.com

This art action is part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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EVENT: HEXXED open studio practice, robbinschilds
Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

EVENT: HEXXED open studio practice, robbinschilds

HEXXED (open studio practice for EFA) probes into the complexities surrounding authorship and authenticity, specifically how each member of a group influences the outcome of a day’s work, the building of material and ultimately a finished composition. The practice challenges assumptions of ‘sole’ authorship, focusing on the process of collaboration not merely as a creative strategy, but for its’ use explicitly as a feminist platform from which to cull a stronger collective vision. robbinschilds will be enacting an open rehearsal practice along with their collaborators, Aretha Aoki, Anna Azrieli, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Eleanor Smith and Mariana Valencia. 

robbinschilds was formed by choreographers, Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs in 2003. Though trained in and rooted by a background in dance, robbinschilds often works outside of that discipline, engaging in site-specific and installation-based performances that contain elements of video, sound and sculpture. robbinschilds' performances have been presented in NYC at Art in General, The Kitchen, PS 122, Dance Theater Workshop, MoMA PS 1, The New Museum, Movement Research at Judson Church, DanceSpace Project at St. Mark's Church. The company was presented at Pica's 2009 TBA festival (Portland, OR), SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), CAF (Santa Barbara, CA), The Art Center (Salina, KS), Marfa Ballroom, (Marfa, TX), Images Festival (Toronto, Canada) and The Donau Festival (Krems, Austria). robbinschilds' video art has been exhibited at Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, Art in General NYC, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MoMA/PS1, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria, The Physics Room in Christchurch, NZ , Zendai MoMa Shanghai, China, The New Museum, NYC, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain, Taxter and Spengemann gallery and BAM's 2007 Next Wave series. Their work is featured in such permanent collections as Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA) and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA).

This art action is a part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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EVENT: HEXXED open studio practice
Sep
25
3:00 PM15:00

EVENT: HEXXED open studio practice

HEXXED (open studio practice for EFA) probes into the complexities surrounding authorship and authenticity, specifically how each member of a group influences the outcome of a day’s work, the building of material and ultimately a finished composition. The practice challenges assumptions of ‘sole’ authorship, focusing on the process of collaboration not merely as a creative strategy, but for its’ use explicitly as a feminist platform from which to cull a stronger collective vision. robbinschilds will be enacting an open rehearsal practice along with their collaborators, Aretha Aoki, Anna Azrieli, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Eleanor Smith and Mariana Valencia. 

robbinschilds was formed by choreographers, Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs in 2003. Though trained in and rooted by a background in dance, robbinschilds often works outside of that discipline, engaging in site-specific and installation-based performances that contain elements of video, sound and sculpture. robbinschilds' performances have been presented in NYC at Art in General, The Kitchen, PS 122, Dance Theater Workshop, MoMA PS 1, The New Museum, Movement Research at Judson Church, DanceSpace Project at St. Mark's Church. The company was presented at Pica's 2009 TBA festival (Portland, OR), SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), CAF (Santa Barbara, CA), The Art Center (Salina, KS), Marfa Ballroom, (Marfa, TX), Images Festival (Toronto, Canada) and The Donau Festival (Krems, Austria). robbinschilds' video art has been exhibited at Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, Art in General NYC, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MoMA/PS1, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria, The Physics Room in Christchurch, NZ , Zendai MoMa Shanghai, China, The New Museum, NYC, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain, Taxter and Spengemann gallery and BAM's 2007 Next Wave series. Their work is featured in such permanent collections as Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA) and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA).

This art action is a part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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EVENT: Decade, EJ Hill
Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

EVENT: Decade, EJ Hill

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Decade, 2015 is a durational performance inspired by personal and public events of the last 10 years.

EJ Hill (b. 1985, Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. Concentrating on an endurance-based performance practice, he uses his body as the literal and symbolic site for examining the many ways in which physical and ideological bodies may transcend their afflictions. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Buenos Aires and Berlin. He received a BFA in 2011 from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA in 2013 from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a recipient of a 2015 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists and is a 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

This art action is a part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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EVENT: HEXXED open studio practice, robbinschilds
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

EVENT: HEXXED open studio practice, robbinschilds

HEXXED (open studio practice for EFA) probes into the complexities surrounding authorship and authenticity, specifically how each member of a group influences the outcome of a day’s work, the building of material and ultimately a finished composition. The practice challenges assumptions of ‘sole’ authorship, focusing on the process of collaboration not merely as a creative strategy, but for its’ use explicitly as a feminist platform from which to cull a stronger collective vision. robbinschilds will be enacting an open rehearsal practice along with their collaborators, Aretha Aoki, Anna Azrieli, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Eleanor Smith and Mariana Valencia. 

robbinschilds was formed by choreographers, Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs in 2003. Though trained in and rooted by a background in dance, robbinschilds often works outside of that discipline, engaging in site-specific and installation-based performances that contain elements of video, sound and sculpture. robbinschilds' performances have been presented in NYC at Art in General, The Kitchen, PS 122, Dance Theater Workshop, MoMA PS 1, The New Museum, Movement Research at Judson Church, DanceSpace Project at St. Mark's Church. The company was presented at Pica's 2009 TBA festival (Portland, OR), SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), CAF (Santa Barbara, CA), The Art Center (Salina, KS), Marfa Ballroom, (Marfa, TX), Images Festival (Toronto, Canada) and The Donau Festival (Krems, Austria). robbinschilds' video art has been exhibited at Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, Art in General NYC, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MoMA/PS1, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria, The Physics Room in Christchurch, NZ , Zendai MoMa Shanghai, China, The New Museum, NYC, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain, Taxter and Spengemann gallery and BAM's 2007 Next Wave series. Their work is featured in such permanent collections as Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA) and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA).

This art action is part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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EVENT: Body Bridging: Paroxysms of Positive Defense, Jess Arndt + Jam Rostron
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

EVENT: Body Bridging: Paroxysms of Positive Defense, Jess Arndt + Jam Rostron

"To protect themselves, rattlesnakes performed something called “body bridging,” the magazine said. Hiding their heads, they rose up from the sand in flat racket-like loops. Refusing to be consumed, each snake-self produced another more terrifying self. I flung the magazine and turned off the light, at ease."

Format as workshop, artist as participant, writing as experiment, body blur + corporealation as experience, sonic wave as mutant bridge, shape as mutual, systems of defense as avenue of approach. 

Jess Arndt is a fiction writer whose material is body language, protuberances, linguistic pokes and prods. Often this forms as short stories but sometimes it re-molds into poetic essays, rants or participation-based salons. Her action text “Collective Body Possum” toured with The Knife’s Shaking the Habitual world tour, 2014 and her story collection, “Large Animals,” is coming out from Catapult Press in 2016.

Jam Rostron is Planningtorock. Jam lives in Berlin.

This art action is a part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

EVENT: Untitled, Dean Daderko

Through language, invisible concepts are made concrete. In addressing the variety of forms these activities take and their ramifications, this talk draws inspiration from Monique Wittig’s essay “The Straight Mind” (1978), and Lygia Clark’s radical relational work Baba Antropofagica [Cannibalistic Drool] (1973), among others. Concepts such as "inside and outside,” "self and other,” and “political and personal,”—so often viewed through oppositional or binary lenses—are here considered as boundless and contiguous. As an engagement with language, this talk becomes an opportunity to test and evaluate communication strategies.

Dean Daderko is the Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), in Texas. His recent exhibition Double Life (2015)with works by Jérôme Bel, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang—explored performance without live bodies and blurred boundaries between staged narratives and real life encounters. Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane (2013) considered commonalities and divergences in the work of two foundational performance and multimedia artists working respectively in New York and Paris. The exhibition LaToya Ruby Frazier: WITNESS (2013) is, to quote the artist, "the story of the rise of globalization and the decline of manufacturing as told through the bodies of three generations of African American women." WITNESS traveled to the ICA/Boston. As an independent curator, Daderko has presented exhibitions at Artists' Space, Art in General, EFA Project Space, and The Kitchen in New York, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and the Contemporary Arts Center in Vilnius, Lithuania. Daderko has taught and lectured at the Centro de Investigaciones Artisticas in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cooper Union in New York, and led the graduate seminar Queer Strategies at Yale University's School of the Arts, among others. His writing has been published by CAMH, the Americas' Society, Art in America, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Rutgers University, and Terremoto. He was the recipient of a 2008-09 Curatorial Research Fellowship from the French American Cultural Exchange that took him to Paris for three months to conduct research on Gina Pane, and in 2008 he was the Curator of the Americas In- Residence at the Fonderie Darling in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. He is currently preparing solo exhibitions with the artists MPA and Paul Ramirez Jonas.

This art action is part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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Writing Bodies
Sep
9
to Oct 11

Writing Bodies

 Image courtesy of Dylan Mira

Image courtesy of Dylan Mira

Participants: Dylan Mira, Dean Daderko, Jess Arndt, robbinschilds, EJ Hill, Katherine Hubbard, Simone White,  Michelle Boulé, and keyon gaskin

Curated by: Litia Perta

Writing Bodies is a series foregrounding the live body. Regular gallery hours have been suspended for this show. To plan your visit, view our calendar or consult the schedule

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EVENT: Irredeemable Tender, Dylan Mira
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

EVENT: Irredeemable Tender, Dylan Mira

Not all heads and tails, but the moment when you call it still feels real

Something from the grand cart was selected

My sweat a slim blade falls precisely to the gut of the earth


Dylan Mira is an artist moving image and text, recording how language makes bodies within the limits of representation and the thickness of time. Her recent projects are presented at Performa, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, and Human Resources. She holds an MFA in New Genres from University of California Los Angeles and a BFA in Video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This art action is part of Writing Bodies, on view September 9 - October 10, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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2015 SHIFT Residency Open House & Reception
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

2015 SHIFT Residency Open House & Reception

 Louise Barry, 2014 SHIFT Resident

Louise Barry, 2014 SHIFT Resident

Please join the 2015 SHIFT Residents - Christopher Carroll, Kerry Downey, Yasi Ghanbari, Jason Maas, Shervone Neckles, Marissa Perel, and Sheetal Prajapati - at the conclusion of their intensive for a reception and private viewing of their work in progress.

Please RSVP to meghana@efanyc.org by Thursday, August 27, 2015 to attend.

About SHIFT Residency

 

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Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

EVENT: Emanuel Almborg, Whitney ISP Studio Program

Emanuel Almborg and Anya Komar will screen an archival film, Talking Hands (date and director unknown), that documents the 1960s Zagorsk school for deaf-blind children outside Moscow. The screening will be accompanied by a discussion of related research material, including the history and philosophy of Soviet thinker Evald Ilyenkov, cultural-historical psychology, and a recorded dialogue with one of the school’s former students.

The event is organized in conjunction with
 the Whitney Independent Study Studio Program Exhibition, on view June 9 - June 27, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

EVENT: Andy Robert, Whitney ISP Studio Program

Andy Robert has organized an evening of poetry readings on migration, kinship, refuge and fugitivity. Participants include: Kevin Michael Key (of Los Angeles Poverty Department) and Charles Wayne Porter III aka The Natural Mystic, Amanda De La Garza, Enrique Winter, Jorge Sanchez, Jamilah Sabur, Justin Allen, Ajia Hunter (host) reading her father William Wayne Hunter aka Big Brother Wayne, and Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac (co-creator of Black Lives Matter) and more.

The event is organized in conjunction with
 the Whitney Independent Study Studio Program Exhibition, on view June 9 - June 27, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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Jun
17
7:15 PM19:15

EVENT: Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta, Whitney ISP Studio Program

Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta will screen her film Mouth Filled Ash. The work reflects on how accounts of forced disappearances, mass graves, and terror tactics are obtained and framed in Colombia. Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta will be joined by the Thom Donovan in an examination of the relationship between accountability and forensics.

The event is organized in conjunction with
 the Whitney Independent Study Studio Program Exhibition, on view June 9 - June 27, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

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Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

EVENT: Maura Brewer and Marisa Williamson, Whitney ISP Studio Program

Maura Brewer and Marisa Williamson will screen their films, Zero Dark Birthday and Hemings in Paris. A conversation on appropriated autobiography will be moderated by Aliza Shvarts.

The event is organized in conjunction with the Whitney Independent Study Studio Program Exhibition, on view June 9 - June 27, 2015 at EFA Project Space.

 

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EVENT: Whitney Independent Study Studio Program Exhibition, Opening Reception
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

EVENT: Whitney Independent Study Studio Program Exhibition, Opening Reception

The studio exhibition presents work made by participants in the 2015 Whitney Independent Study Studio Program: John Almanza, Emanuel Almborg, Harold Batista, Maura Brewer, Elaine Byrne, Davey Hawkins, Anastasia Hill, Jeremy Hutchison, Andy Robert, Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta, Effi Ibok, Kenneth White, and Marisa Williamson.

At EFA Project Space from June 9–June 27. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm. Admission is free.

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EVENT: "Forced Perspectives" Book Launch, a Monograph by Gabriel Lester
May
12
6:30 PM18:30

EVENT: "Forced Perspectives" Book Launch, a Monograph by Gabriel Lester

 Source: Leo Xu Projects, leoxuprojects.com

Source: Leo Xu Projects, leoxuprojects.com

On May 12th Gabriel Lester will present a selection of his works focusing on the concept of 'forced perspectives' as a way to propose special installations and direct the gaze of his audience. After Gabriel’s keynote presentation, a talk between Shanghai Gallery owner Leo Xu and New York-based writer Lee Ambrozy - who's essay GABRIEL LESTER’S “GLOBAL” AS CLASSICAL IDEAL is featured in the book - will focus on the suggestions and observations mentioned in the book Forced Perspectives.

This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition The School of Nature and Principle on view April 10 - May 30, 2015 at EFA Project Space, Lester's exhibition with Ryan Lee Gallery opening May 14th and Leo Xu Projects at FRIEZE Art Fair.

Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, please RSVP to Lauren Bierly, Assistant Director, EFA Project Space at lauren@efanyc.org by Monday, May 11th.

ABOUT GABRIEL LESTER

Born in 1972 in Amsterdam, Gabriel Lester is a representative figure among a young generation of European artists active on the international scene. Lester works across various disciplines including cinema, music, performance, installation, sculpture and architecture. Atmospheric and perceptual, many of Lester’s works evolve around the very nature of the media of our time, and transform the space and time through meticulously altering the media and forms. Profoundly inspired by cinema at early stage, “How to Act”, one of Lester’s best known and widely exhibited piece expands territory of cinema and bring it into a discourse of space and time. Continuing such efforts, “All Right”, a commission for Busan Biennale 2006, re-defines the filmmaking in the era of new technology and its culture. Many of Lester’s works are architecturally experimental. One of the notable cases is “Melancholia in Arcadia”, an installation presenting a frozen cinematic moment in an architectural space.

Gabriel Lester has exhibited at many major museums and biennales, for instance, Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Gemeentemuseum (Den Haag), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio), Performa 09 (New York), Artists Space (New York), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Busan Biennial (Busan), Baltic Triennal, PS1 (New York), Witte de With (Rotterdam), Rijksakademie (Amsterdam), World Expo (Hannover), Documenta 13 (Kassel), and will be part of the 2015 Moscow Biennale and 2015 Istanbul Biennale.

Lester’s work has been placed in many prestigious collections like Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Stedelijk Museum, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, MUDAM, Fondation Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Rabobank Art Collection, 21CMuseum, Louisville, United States.

Lester has collaborated with Rem Koolhaas/OMA and an interdisciplinary team on an architectural project at United Nations’ New York Headquarter. The Project has been nominated Designs of the Year by Design Museum. Also, his installation ‘Cousins’ has entered the finalists of the Dutch Design Awards 2014.

He lives and works in Amsterdam and Shanghai. For more information on Lester, visit www.gabriellester.com.

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