Artists-In-Residence 2015

Dawn Kasper: Not There

Member Event:

Sat 19 Dec, 2015, 7pm

ISSUE Project Room: 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

ISSUE Members are welcomed for a sneak peak at our 22 Boerum Pl. theater with an invitation for two to our Year-End Celebration. ISSUE Artist-In-Residence Dawn Kasper premieres a new performance, Not There, preceded by an open-bar reception.

“By trying to understand everything, everything makes me dream” - Gustave Flaubert

Utilizing movement and collaged sound, Dawn Kasper will attempt to enact the principles of illusion. With emphasis placed on the illusionist as trickster this new improvisational score, inspired by the Lakota myth of Iktomi, will illustrate a tale of deception.

Dawn Kasper is a New York based interdisciplinary artist working in performance, installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and sound. Her work emerges out of a fascination with existentialism, subjects of vulnerability, desire, and the construction of meaning. Kasper often critiques the corporatized aspects of culture by examining the emotions most commonly manipulated by advertisers and media such as fear, panic, hate, envy, lust, and anxiety. Creating scenes that double as a platform for living sculpture, Kasper performs in a structured yet spontaneous manner using props, costume, comedy, gesture, extreme physicality, repetition, and monologue. Her work has been exhibited widely; The Migros Museum, Zurich (2005), Human Resources, LA (2011), Tramway, Glasgow (2012), 2012 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2012), David Lewis, NY (2014), ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy (2014), Redling Fine Art, LA (2015), Tang Museum, Skidmore College, NY (2015) and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR (2015). Kasper is represented by Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles and David Lewis, New York.

Photo: Dawn Kasper

ISSUE Project Room's annual Artist-in-Residence program provides New York-based emerging artists with a year of support, offering artists access to facilities, equipment, documentation, pr/marketing, curatorial and technical expertise to develop and present significant new works, reach the next stage in their artistic development, and gain exposure to a broad public audience.

ISSUE Project Room's Artist-in-Residence program is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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