Artists-In-Residence 2015

Kim Brandt: Clear Night

Fri 27 May, 2016, 8pm
Fri 27 May, 2016, 8pm

Free ($10 suggested donation)
Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn 11231

Clear Night, a new performance by Kim Brandt, debuts May 20th-27th, a collaborative presentation of ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works’ Artist-In-Residence programs. Clear Night is a series of related but distinct performances in which dancers deploy a variety of movement systems to proliferate tones, surfaces, and landscapes. A different work will be presented for 8 continuous days in Pioneer Works’ main gallery, with pieces ranging from fifteen minutes to several hours and featuring anywhere from one to thirty-five performers.

Evoking horizon lines, topographical maps and kinetically charged atmospheres, the movements respond to the expansive space of Pioneer Works, cultivating highly specific shapes and scales. Clear Night questions how gravity, architecture, and duration pressure motion’s drive toward inertia. How can a body of bodies work collectively to explore togetherness? How does a group work not simply in unison but as a whole—a sum that isn’t greater than its parts but that creates another organism?

Performed by Anna Adams Stark, Liz Charky, Courtney Cooke, Katie Dean, Greer Dworman, Ayano Elson, Kyli Kleven, Lydia Okrent, Nora Stephens, Tara Willis, Rebecca Cardwell, Meg Clixby, Jessica Cook, Tess Dworman, Alexandra Albrecht, Evvie Allison, Laurel Atwell, Abby Browde, Elsa Brown, Andrew Champlin, Leslie Cuyjet, Lillie De, Devynn Emory, Lily Gold, Leanna Grennan, Tuva Hildebrand, Leah Ives, Susan Karabush, Caitlin Marz, Steve May, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Nic Melton, Kay Ottinger, Iele Paloumpis, Alexandra Pinel, Alex Rodabaugh, Kirsten Schnittker, Jules Skloot, Nadia Tykulsker, Mariana Valencia, Emily Wexler and Rainey White

Performance Schedule

Friday, May 20th, 8pm
Saturday, May 21st, 6pm
Sunday, May 22nd, 1pm
Monday, May 23rd 5:30am
Tuesday, May 24th, 8pm
Wednesday, May 25th, 12-6pm
Thursday, May 26th 4pm
Friday, May 27th, 7:30pm

Post-performance reception on 5/27.

Organized by Lawrence Kumpf.

Kim Brandt has presented her work in New York City at The Kitchen, Movement Research, Aunts at The New Museum and Abrons Arts Center, Artists Space, AVA Gallery, Danspace Project, Roulette, Elizabeth Dee, Josee Bienvenue, Industry City, Airplane, Pierogi and Five Myles, among others. She received a BA in liberal arts from Hampshire College and a MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art. She was a 2012 Space Grant recipient at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a 2015 resident artist at Issue Project Room, and is a 2015-16 recipient of The Award/NYC.

Photo: Kate Enman, 2016

Established in 2006, ISSUE Project Room's annual Artist-in-Residence program provides emerging artists a year-long residency including rehearsal space, production, curatorial, and pr/marketing support to create 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, with 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; and through the support of The James E. Robison Foundation, and Chez Bushwick.

Clear Night is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council. Clear Night was funded, in part, by Brooklyn Arts Council and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. Clear Night received support from the Center for Performance Research’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence program, and was rehearsed through the Subsidized Rental Program at Mark Morris Dance Center.

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