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WEDNESDAY 10TH

Best Value Lemonade Stand
Christina Freeman
NY 7 – 9pm
New York City

Subverting the long tradition of the “Lemonade Stand” and its connection to youth entrepreneurship and promotion of capitalist values, the artist proposes a lemonade stand where they trade lemonade for interviews about value.

Christina Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work takes on various forms including photography, video, artists’ books, multimedia installation, collaborative performance, and curatorial projects. She received her MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2012 and her BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Haverford College in 2005.

WEDNESDAY 10TH

Cloud Conversations : Exposure
Anne Murray, Joshua Dylan Rubin & Sylvia Arthur 
NY 4:15 – 5:15pm
UK 9:15 – 10:15pm
New York City / London

Cloud Conversations is a project bringing together the voices, thoughts, and artistic manifestations of artists, writers, and performers from around the world and is curated by Anne Murray.

As a Cloud Conversation, Murray proposes a connected event between artist, Joshua Dylan Rubin and writer, Sylvia Arthur, entitled, Exposure.

In this provocative collaborative exchange, New York-based visual artist, Joshua Dylan Rubin, and London- based writer, Sylvia Arthur will explore what it means to be at the receiving end of concealed/revealed hate, while the curator, Anne Murray, will make commentary on the importance of artistic dialogue in the development of public awareness in relation to these themes and will moderate discussion. Exposure is an interrogation of the private and public selves, of what lies just beneath the surface and whatʼs hidden deep within from the perspectives of those who express their private thoughts in a public forum (Rubin) versus those who are impacted by those publicly expressed thoughts in a private way (Arthur).

Reading and Art / Installation

In this interactive exchange, Arthur will read, live from Tomʼs Etching Studio in London, three five minute pieces from her book in progress, African, & Other Curse Words and writing specially commissioned for this Cloud Conversation in direct response to Rubinʼs work.

Conversation

Following the reading / installation exchange, the artists will engage in conversation about their work, their process, and the issues raised while the curator, Anne Murray, will moderate the discussion as well as comment on the curatorial relationships in these works and the importance of dialogue in the artistic process explaining how this has led to their current collaborative project, Cloud Conversations.

Anne Murray is an artist and curator with an MFA and MS in Art History from Pratt Institute and a BFA from Parsons School of Design in Paris. She has exhibited her work in London, Paris, Shanghai, Istanbul, Los Angeles, New York, Belgrade, and Budapest. She had the idea to create this collaboration after meeting many artists as an artist in residence in many different countries including: Turkey, Serbia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Macedonia.

Joshua Dylan Rubin‘s work, Exposed Human Attitudes, reveals the hidden human attitudes that are concealed in everyday interactions, but are revealed through graffiti in the relative privacy of construction site bathroom stalls.

Joshua Dylan Rubin is a painter living in Brooklyn, NY with an MFA from Pratt Institute and the recipient of the distinguished Giuliani Scholarship. He received a BFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts. His work is a witnessing of the contemporary history of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and general discrimination that has occurred in New York City since the time of the 9/11 bombings. His work has been exhibited from across the US to as far as Seoul, Korea and is in the CLGS Incorporated Collection as well as various private collections.

Sylvia Arthur is a writer living in London, whose work explores themes of identity, diaspora, and place. Writing at the intersection of race and gender, she has freelanced for The Guardian, the BBC, and the British Journalism Review and worked as a researcher / assistant producer for ITV, Channel 4, and Sky Television. In 2010, she relocated from London to Brussels where, during the course of her work, she met diverse Europeans with compelling stories to tell and began writing a book, Fragile Continent: Two Lost Years in Europe. She was a recipient of a Mediane Media in Europe for Diversity Inclusiveness reporting fellowship and has been in residence at Jiwar Creation and Society in Barcelona, Spain and at the Santa Fe Art Institute in the USA. She holds an MA in Creative Nonfiction Writing.

Writing at the intersection of race and gender, Arthur’s narrative nonfiction explores the questions: “How do you move through the world when you inhabit multiple identities in societies that demand conformity to one? How do you emerge as a whole?”

THURSDAY 11TH

Your Words Are Colour
Felix Gottdiener & Ben Hicock
NY 4 – 4:30pm
UK 9 – 9:30pm
New York City / London

Your Words Are Color concerns itself with the issues of speech, and the various subtexts which underlie our everyday interactions. By abstracting a personʼs normal speech patterns into LED light patterns, everyday communication can be conceived of as an conceptual generator, revealing additional aesthetic dimensions in even the most prosaic of conversations.

Felix Gottdiener is a designer, musician, and researcher based in New York City. His work investigates the human response to architecture and the environment, and how environments can be constructed to more optimally meet human needs. Part of this investigation is the blending of disciplinary areas, and charting the intersections between art, science, and technology.

Benjamin Hicock is an artist, programmer, and musician working in New York City. He has taught guitar for ten years and is currently an active musician. He works as a computer programmer and manager for Dabit Industries, for which he is a partner. In the past he has worked for I Heart Engineering, on STEAM education, and has programmed motor controllers with Kate Yorke in Williamsburg.

THURSDAY 11TH

The interpreter
Noriko Okaku & Nissa Nishikawa
UK  9:45 – 11pm
London

The Interpreter is a live reading of the tarot performed by Noriko Okaku and Nissa Nishikawa. The two will be orientated by a set of tarot cards which were created by Okaku during a residency in Derby (2016). Each card draws on the artistʼs own insight of Derbyshire’s history and myths- spanning a myriad of symbolic imagery. Lawlessly written text by Nissa Nishikawa reveals clues to the psychophysical patterns within the spread of cards.

Born in Japan, Noriko Okaku works and lives in London. She produces work in animated video, drawing, sculpture and audio/visual live performance. Her work in various media often retains a collage art element. She borrows, adopts, copies and recycles existing images to explore the diverse avenues of perception. Her work explores the eclecticism and mystery/strangeness underlying everyday objects and actions.

Nissa Nishikawaʼs multidisciplinary practice encompasses experimental choreographies, which incorporates structures of story-telling, theatrical devices and sculptural setting. An ongoing research of dance origin, mysticism and craft is placed in relationship with performance while patterning and mythologising concepts of community and action in order to sensitise the site, audience and maker alike to the potentials of invisible/immaterial existing fields of consciousness. Nishikawa spent her formative years in Yamanashi, Japan with the organisation Dance Resources on Earth. She studied Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Stage Arts at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and holds an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths College.

THURSDAY 11th

Screen
Joelle Fleurantin
NY 7:45 – 8:15pm
New York City

Screen is a performance piece exploring the bounds of intimacy between the body and screen. A woman will be documented—filmed—inside her New York bedroom for a day. She will perform as though she is not being watched: she will wake up, clean, dress, work. The film will be streamed to a screen in London where it will be altered and obscured through image manipulation.

Joelle Fleurantin is an artist and researcher in a committed relationship with her computer. Our often functional, sometimes dysfunctional relationship provokes her to ask questions about how weʼve changed since weʼve know each other. We’ve watched each other age, change shape, alter operating systems. Weʼve both suffered massive failures and yet here we are, still together, more entwined than I thought was possible. Her work explores this intimacy between bodies and screens, bodies and embedded systems. Within her work, she uses software and hardware to investigate her presence within these digital spaces. She has presented her work at the NYC Media Lab Summit, Facets Conference, and Mozilla Festival. She holds a Masterʼs from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and studied art history and film at Yale University and Brooklyn College respectively.

THURSDAY 11TH *Flux Thursday

Niki Passath
Dazwischen
NY 8:15 – 8:30pm
New York City

Dazwischen“ (between) is an autonomous, interactive installation which includes a drawing robot and a visual interpretation system of what happens on the two locations of the exhibition. The installation monitors via facial recognition the positions of visitors and artists in both venues by observing the streams and the real space here in New York and in London.

Niki Passath studied Violoncello and Architecture in Graz, Austria and made his diploma in Media Art and Digital Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. The longterm involvement with classical music instruments lead to his interest in automatons, machines and robots. On the one hand he develops robots which draw their experiences as traces on different surfaces, on the other hand he is using the 3D-printing technology to transfer digital content back from the virtual to the reality. Niki Passath lives and works in Vienna

THURSDAY 11TH *Flux Thursday

Brother Prisoner
Claudia Edwards
NY 8:30 – 9pm
New York City

Brother Prisoner self-generates and then engages its participants in a shared re-birthday ritual. The artist enters with a cake, baked and iced, with many thin scrolls inserted like candles, and places it on a table, beside plates, forks, and a cutting instrument in the form of a mask. The artist then ties the mask onto their head, while an audience participant holds up a mirror for them. Once dressed with this mask, shoeless, wearing fishnets and a transparent dress, the artist begins cutting the cake with their head, until completion. The first slice is served up, but since the mask covers the artistʼs mouth, they do not speak, and instead non- verbally seek out a curious participant. The willing participant is tasked with unscrolling the paper and reading a short text chosen by the artist that was written by them or by somebody else. Next the artist fills each personʼs hands with a piece of the cake; they feed it to one another, and are thanked. This ritual is then re-created by new participants, until the cake is fully served. Brother Prisoner borrows words from other writers and from myself, borrows the mouths of strangers and of friends, in order to explore and embody the invisible experiences of ʻothernessʼ and ʻerotic spaceʼ between peoples.

The five intersecting arcs that meet in Claudia Edwardʼs intentions are: embodied learning, active listening, participation, research-creation, and strategic utopia. She seeks to investigate the intersections between performance practices and advocacy journalism: the former limited by its obligation to metaphor, the latter limited by its obligation to immediacy. While social justice journalismʼs greater goal is engagement, linking information and resources wherever possible to increase visibility, the greater goal of performance is to create transformative experiences, thus accomplished through storytelling and explorations in embodiment. When art fuses with social justice, artworks become tools for engagement: truthful storytelling that is interactive and sensually engaging has a doubled power to both mark itself within current affairs, while embedding its politics into art history and art communities. Her practice follows divergent directions, seeking to emphasise and to capture the immediacy of social presence through time-based mediums and social intervention:audiences become participants, implicated through the process of embodiment. Guided by a politics of space making that prioritises individual choice,engagement and participation are cultivated rather than expected.

FRIDAY 12TH

Qualified Adaptive Kickback(s)
Jayson Patterson
UK 9 – 9:45pm
London

Qualified Adaptive Kickbacks is a durational performance based around a 15-minute choreographic loop, that is edited, distorted, filtered, compressed and expanded in real time. It is a speculative fiction//choreography exploring relationships between text, space, and body when processed through time loops, warps, disconnections and edits. The presentation is an assemblage of materials from a range of ready-made and found sources .The text and choreography within the piece is extracted from science fiction movies set in New York, online movement tutorials, cryptic myths about London, Ju-jitsu practice tutorials and other odds and ends.

Jayson Patterson (b.1991) is choreographer and performer based in Warsaw and London, with a practice that is sympathetic to physical, digital, and emotional sites. In his process driven work, he investigates ideas of alternative masculinity, aggression, sexuality, reality television from the early 2000’s, and the importance of reclaiming failure. The linking theme between all of these is the exploration of new forms concerning the relationships between body, text, space and choreography. Jayson is a regular collaborator with Kem, an artist run project space in Warsaw for new choreographic and performance practices. He completed his Masters of Art In Public Space at RMIT University, Melbourne in 2013.

FRIDAY 12TH

Rivers
Carmen Bouyer & Romain Takeo Bouyer
NY 5:00 – 5:20 pm
UK 10 – 10:20 pm
New York City / London

Rivers is an audio installation, displaying live recordings of the rivers : Thames river in London, and Hudson Estuary (Hudson and East River) in New York. The river puts my heart to peace, it feels familiar, a never ending cycle, and yet the water never exactly flows the same way. A whirlpool, a drop, a wave will always produce a sound that never existed before. In fact the water, but also fire and wind, have an incredible sonic freedom. Unlike man made instruments, its sound waves wander freely by the spectrum of frequencies, unrestrained by the laws of harmony, elementary and complex, old and new, ancient and ever reborn. In the eye of music theory, the sound of the river is a perfect chaos.

Carmen Bouyer is a French artist and environmental designer whose work explores the possibilities of engaging in a fundamental and sensuous dialogue with the nurturing natural world which animates us and our surroundings in the urban landscape. She depicts and implements spontaneous urban food production, free gathering and environmental stewardship in open fields and urban farms in France, Turkey, Japan and America.

Romain Takeo Bouyer is a French musician, composer and data analyst, based in London, whose work focuses on sounds and melodies (as stories) that tie people and places. After creating music for music halls, he got recognize through a large scale musical project linking musicians around the world through shared music recordings in Europe, North Africa, Asia, and South America. He is currently working on a music album exploring water sounds, riverside musical landscape, and community gathering energy.

FRIDAY 12TH

Sometimes Iʼm ARrt
Nikolas Kasinos
UK 10:35 – 11pm
London

Sometimes I’m ARrt is an exploration of the potentialities of gender and (online) identity through the continuous palimpsest of performance. Combining live performance and video the artist seeks to re-present fantasy and desire from a viscerally located ever re-writable subject point. Transformation and/or frustration are portrayed and experienced through characters manifesting spontaneously from the act of performance. Pushing an interior mode to become physically present, a raw embodiment of a visceral hunger, reaching a ʻcompletenessʼ in the moment of the one-off performance. The tension between audience and performing act shifts contexts of public and domestic, opening the work to collective authorship negotiated between performer and viewer. Exposing the self in a metamorphosis, through which we can understand the materiality of our expressive modes.

Nikolas Kasinos is a multidisciplinary artist. Born in Cyprus, he has received his undergraduate degree from London College of Communication, UAL in 2011. He is the co-founder at OUROBOROS, where he currently works as a filmmaker, the artist behind the online platform Sometimes Iʼm ARrt and one of the creators of RELAPSE. Having as a core performance, video art and installation his practice involves the exploration of identity, gender, transformation and mutation through the observation of human behaviour, traditions, popular culture and power dynamics within socio-political structures. He has exhibited and performed at several venues in Europe including Galeria Zé dos Bois (Lisbon), The Performance Shop (Limassol), Skogen (Gothenburg), Weld (Stockholm), Chelsea Theatre, Peltz Gallery, Royal College of Art, David Roberts Art Foundation, Cafe OTO, The Horse Hospital

SATURDAY 13TH

Amy Fung-yi Lee
NY 2:45 – 3:45pm 
UK 7:45 – 8:45pm
New York City / London

In this activity, two groups write their own stories based on the same background information. Within each group, members take turns writing one line of the story at a time, without group discussion. Each group’s story is projected on the wall behind itself.

Amy Fung-yi Lee works in video, drawing, and time-based media. She uses landscape to study identity, storytelling, and history. Lee grew up in New Jersey, Beijing, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan, where her family is from. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University in California, and her MFA in Combined Media at Hunter College of The City University of New York in 2012.

SATURDAY 13TH

Actions of Announcement
Clovis Kunha
NY  4 – 4:45pm
UK 9 – 9:45pm
New York City / London

The work consists of reading the report of five invisible public actions. The reading wants to share with the audience the results of five calls for affection published in a newspaper by the artist. At the end of the reading, the artist will invite the viewers to offer him a song, advice or any other action. The artist will make audio recording of all things given. Each call was written in a text similar to this:

Broken heart man. For days, does not show affection to closest people. I am going to stay in front of the Osorio Squareʼs fountain, from 11am to 12am on October 13th, with my arms open waiting for those who during a hug can give me music, action or advice.

Clovis Cunha is a Brazilian artist currently based in London, Self-unveiling procedures and issues of identity are strongly appealing to him. Recently, He has been working with actions that explore different ways of confession. Occasionally, it coincides with the disclosure of his sexuality. In addition, his interest in confession goes along with participatory actions. Lately, he has been developing projects that connect actions of intimacy with artistic exposure, playing with the meaning of life and nonfiction. His works have been shown as photography, art books, actions in public spaces, videos, performance art and on stage. He has a master degree in performance and theatre studies; he graduated in visual arts.

SATURDAY 13TH

Seen by Everyone
Ninetales
NY 5 – 5:15
UK 10:15 – 11pm
New York City / London

The performance is about symbiosis on an interpersonal level; how other people shape ourselves, and we in turn shape them, in a feedback loop. In the internet era of ultra-documentation where everything is broadcast, social communication becomes an arms race, a proliferation of tools to better express oneself, the medium eventually overpowering the message. This has brought to the fore a fundamental human desire to be, on some level, recognised by everyone – as an almost existential confirmation.

Ninetales is a fluid group exploring interdisciplinary practices, particularly the ways that certain words, sounds and imagery can open us up to new possibilities and transcend everyday limitations. Previous Ninetales work has included surreptitiously installing a guerrilla sculpture park into the upper floors of a department store in South London over a number of weeks last year and experiments into poly-vocal collective singing in public places and natural environments.

SUNDAY 14TH

LUNCH / DINNER
NY  3:30 – 5pm
UK 8:30 – 10pm
New York City / London

The artists in both locations are invited to share a meal and through the live streaming, create a space for informal discourse. The artists in New York will be having lunch as the artists in London will join them for dinner. A meal shared at the same time, 5 hours apart.

SUNDAY 14TH

TranSensational Space
Donika Llakmani
NY 3:30 – 6pm
UK 8:30 – 11pm
New York City / London

Above the visible physicality of our surroundings lies a reality of the senses. What we do not see, we feel – yet how do we inhabit this sensual dimension of space? Donika Llakmani refers to this as the invisible architecture of atmosphere. It is an architecture of elements; temperature, humidity, light, sound, vibration, taste, smell, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide. Thinking outside of conventional material boundaries her aim is to manipulate the dialogue between body, location and atmosphere. Her materials are light, temperature, humidity, and sound.

Our bodies are not made to remain static, we adapt to our surroundings and respond to them. Our bodies become vessels for experiential knowledge and we maintain a constant dialogue between whatʼs invisible to the naked eye yet very real to the skin. How can two cities speak with one another? Just as skin is permeable to the environment, cities and landscapes are permeable to the atmosphere. We communicate together at particle level.

Donika Llakmani graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London UK in June 2015. Having received her RIBA Part I and Part II at the AA she developed her ideas and interests into a field of holistic architecture and environmental consciousness. She advocates for constant dialogue between design, user experience, landscape and atmosphere where we can use technology and innovation to promote architecture; bringing back the sensational into space.

SUNDAY 14TH

JAEHO
New Sanjo
NY 5 – 6pm
UK 10 – 11pm
New York City / London 

This is live audio-visual performance, called New Sanjo… Sanjo? literally meaning ʻscattered melodies,ʼ is a style of traditional Korean music, involving an instrumental solo accompanied by drumming on the janggu, an hourglass-shaped drum. The art of Sanjo is a real crystallization of traditional Korean melody and rhythm which may have been handed down by rote generation after generation. Sanjo is recreated digitally by Jaeho using sampling technic with visual interpretation to establish audio-visual language and combine different aspect of time(old and modern) but also culture(East and West).

Jaeho Hwang is a London-based artist, originally from South Korea. He has been creating comprehensive digital art pieces,experimental and commercial graphic moving image / animation and audio-visual art. He holds an M.A. in Graphic Moving Image from London College of Communication / UAL.

MONDAY 15TH

Iʼm not (t)here anymore
Lauren Hart
NY 4 – 6
UK 9 – 11pm
New York City / London

Iʼm not (t)here anymore is a new one-to-one performance that I was commissioned to create for Wrought Sheffield onetoone performance festival. It focuses on investigating whether technology can enable or prevent intimacy through the use of Skype video call. Themes of the show focus around the meaning of ʻhomeʼ and ʻidentityʼ and the implication of linking two places together, both virtually and emotionally through the use of technology and the Internet.

Lauren Hart was born in Sheffield, England in 1985. She graduated in 2007 from Central School of Speech and Drama in London where she trained as a performer. Since Graduating she has worked professionally in the independent theatre scene around Europe performing her own work and collaborating with directors, choreographers (Willi Dorner, Anu Almagro, Andrew Loretto, Neil Bettles and Sarah Duffy) and theatre companies (You me and Bum Bum Train, The Other Way Works and Nodding Dog). She moved to Berlin in 2015 and works as a freelance theatre maker and performer and is currently studying her PHD in Audience Performer encounters in one-to-one performance: exploring the intimacy-anonymity paradox with the university of Malta.

Emireth Herrera is a visual arts researcher and curator. She works as a professor at Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila in Coahuila, Mexico. In order to foster academic research she has organized expositions and international artistic events that involve sustainability and site-specific actions.

In 2014, she was the Executive Director of LivingArtRoom, the online platform dedicated to promoting artist portfolios. She participates with the international magazine, LARmagazine as Text at Large Collaborator, writing and interviewing contemporary artists.

She believes that collaboration is essential to generate community which makes us strong as individuals and empowers networks to defeat ideas and enlighten situations. She has been a member of various organizations such as El Nodo, which is located in an abandoned train station rounded by houses made by cardboard and steel.

RELAPSE Collective is an online community for artists working in various mediums created by artists Vasiliki Antonopoulou, Nikolas Kasinos and Dimitrios Michailidis. Beginning as an observation of ties between their practice, the artists initially came together to plan a group exhibition. The process led to the creation of RELAPSE. Placed within virtual space, RELAPSE is an explorer whoʼs findings are presented in an annual exhibition and accompanying publication. New artists are selected and added to the platform every four months through an open submission. Within this time, pop-up events are organised aiming to give artists from different disciplines and geographic locations, the opportunity to come together and create a space for discourse; an attempt to dissolve the limitations distance imposes upon collaborative opportunity.

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