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Artists-In-Residence 2014

SOLD OUT! Moriah Evans, Social Dance 1-8: Index

Thu, January 22, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fri, January 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sat, January 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sun, January 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
Thu, January 29, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fri, January 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sat, January 31, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sun, February 1, 2015 - 8:00pm

In eight performances, choreographer Moriah Evans premieres "Social Dance 1-8: index", commissioned as part of ISSUE's Artist-In-Residence program. Created especially for ISSUE's theater, the work investigates a system of patterns that propel bodies through space and affective states. All shows SOLD OUT!

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AIDS & ITS METAPHORS: An Evening of Poetry and Prose Readings

Mon, February 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker Street, NYC 10013

Visual AIDS and ISSUE co-present an evening of readings at Artists Space Books & Talks from impassioned writers and artists Gregg Bordowitz, Timothy DuWhite, Pamela Sneed, Lynne Tillman, and Jessica Whitbread. Readings of poetry and prose address topics related to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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Artists-In-Residence 2015

Dawn Kasper, Music For Matter: ENERGY INTO MATTER

Mon, February 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker Street, NYC 10013

Comprised of improvisationally layered archival field recordings, drums, bells, and prerecorded analog sound, performance artists Dawn Kasper’s new composition is loosely inspired by “The Music of The Spheres”, illustrating the movement of the Sun, Moon, and planets as music.

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Programs & Announcements

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As we prepare for our 18-month renovation in February, ISSUE is clearing out hundreds of items from our office and storage including audio and office equipment, furniture, instruments and more. Everything must go!

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ISSUE's 22 Boerum Place theater by Seth Tisue

ISSUE's long-awaited renovation project will begin in February 2015, programming continues around the city through partnerships with a vital network of peers. For our Year-End Campaign, the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation has generously pledged a $15,000 matching grant.

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the launch of Distributed Objects, a new publishing imprint featuring recorded and written documents focused on emerging artistic practices. The January 2015 release of double LPs by former Artists-in-Residence Sabisha Friedberg and Sergei Tcherepnin inaugurates the imprint.

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the selection of our 2014 Artists-in-Residence: Raul De Nieves, Moriah Evans, Peter Evans, Georgia Sagri, and Gillian Walsh. ISSUE's AIR program offers artists an opportunity to develop significant new works in partnership with ISSUE over the course of the year.

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Media

We've assembled some of the year's highlights in video, including a rare appearance by legendary Ethiopian pop singer Mahmoud Ahmed to an audience of over 800, "maximalist" icon Charlemagne Palestine's first-ever organ concert in New York, new commissions by Pat Spadine's Ashcan Orchestra and Artist-In-Residence devynn emory, and excerpts from international festivals Tectonics, Ultima, and Unsound.

Video from William Basinski's June 2014 performance of "Cascade" at ISSUE, produced by The New Yorker to accompany Sasha Frere-Jone's feature on him in the November 10th issue.

Recorded in October 2013, Australian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi performs live at ISSUE our anniversary festival "Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain".
Recorded live in December 2013: experimental turntablist Marina Rosenfeld and electronic composer Mats Lindström. This first-ever collaboration was part of ISSUE's third-annual Swedish Energies festival.
C. Spencer Yeh performs a solo electronic set, recorded live as part of the PAN_ACT festival in June 2013. The set starts off with a minimal percussion sound, evolving into a complex glitch beat and textural washes of electronics.