LMCC News | September 2011
Oceanic Verses by composer-in-residence Paola Prestini follows four separate story lines as a sailor (folksinger Claudio Prima) on the sea sails between ports; a Queen (improviser Helga Davis) views the Earth from her isolated mountain; a mother (soprano Hila Plitmann) prepares her daughter for a wedding, and a revolutionary soldier (Chris Burchett) provides a work song for the laborers. The lives of all come together by the end of the opera. Oceanic Verses musically paints a picture of Italy as it once was, a cross section of cultures expressed through song.
Join Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Ugly Duckling Presse to celebrate the publication of SLOT by writer, poet and visual artist, Jill Magi.
An experiential investigation of how we move through cultural landmarks and institutions, SLOT presents a lyrical and thinking response to official, landscaped memory. In the book, a person slips in and out of highly designed museums and memorials, looks for a mentor who is more than a tour guide, rebels during the official tour, and occasionally finds the lament she is looking for: in comparisons across history, in ambiguous photo sequences, and in poetry. The resulting text stages a quiet argument between the persistent urge to "slot" things—into narratives, frames, archives—and a clear view of what, by resisting, remains.
This is the first American installation of a project by renowned Chinese artist Xu Bing which utilizes the dust that the artist collected from the streets of Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11. Recreating a field of dust across a floor surface, punctuated by the outline of a Zen Buddhist poem, the work explores the relationship between the material and the spiritual world, and the complicated circumstances created by different world perspectives.
Current Workspace Artist Amy Whitaker will be leading a conversation as a part of the Creative Time Summit: Living as Form on Saturday, October 1st from 6:00-8:00pm.
Former LMCC Resident Artists Latasha Diggs, Hector Canonge, and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, now Create Change Public Artists in Residence, will all be participating in The Laundromat Project's 2nd Annual Public Art Potluck this Thursday, September 29th from 6-9pm.
Resident Artist Naomi Goldberg Haas presents OUT TO IN at Joyce Soho October 13th-15th.
Current Workspace Artist Daniel Bejar exhibits in "30: A Brooklyn Salon" at BRIC Rotunda Gallery from September 15th-October 29th, 2011.
Current Workspace artist Sherisse Alvarez presents SLIDELUCK POTSHOW NYC alongside Lisa Ross on Sunday, October 2nd from 6-8pm at Judson Memorial Church.
Resident dancer and choreographer Kimberly Bartosik/daela premieres her piece i like penises: a little something in 24 acts as part of the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s Crossing the Line 2011 festival at Danspace Project September 22-24th at 8pm.
Past LMCC artists, Bryan Zanisnik, Zachary Fabri, LoVid, and Chin Chin Yang, awarded grants from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art.
Resident Artist Joanna Kotze performs with another Resident Artist, Kimberly Bartosik/daela, at Danspace September 22-24 and premieres new work at Dance New Amsterdam October 13-16.
Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California is calling for entries for their upcoming exhibit SNAP: A National Juried Exhibition of Photography. Entries will be accepted until October 19, 2011.
he Association of Performing Arts Presenters is committed to giving performing arts students the opportunity to attend APAP|NYC 2012 from January 6-10, 2012 in New York City. The conference brings together artists, venues, artist management, agencies, lawyers and advocates to develop relationship and share knowledge. With their volunteer badge, student volunteers will have access to workshops, keynotes and special interest sessions on a wide range of topics (music, dance, theater, etc.). The badge also grants access to more than 1,300 showcase performances that are staged throughout New York City.
Current Resident John Houck presents a solo exhibition at Franklin Art Works. Opening reception Friday, September 9th, 2011 from 6-8pm.
Current Resident Brad Farwell will exhibit work in the 2011 Fall/Winter Exhibition at The Gallery at Eponymy. Premiere and reception Thursday, September 8th, 2011 from 6-11pm.
Monk Parrots are presenting new works on Thursday, September 15th and Saturday, September 24th.