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Spring is here at last, Location One’s 10th Anniverary is coming up fast, and all those exciting names on the cover of this letter are part of an astonishing program of events that we invite you to come and be part of.
Australian video pioneer Tracey Moffatt is challenging us right now with her Social Edit, a suit of three films currently in our main gallery, in which she uses snippets of early and contemporary Hollywood movies to reflect on notions of nation, race and class…Coming in May is Aoife Collins‘ first solo show in the US: works of sculpture, sound, collage and video that reflect on ideas of Artaud, Baudelaire, and Rimbaud…And artist Nina Sobell will install her own studio in our project space, there to converse with visitors about her work and to improvise via the web with those who bring their own instruments.
Choreographer and dancer Glen Rumsey reprises his ignoredin my heaven…, possibly our most popular commissioned work ever, on April 4th and 5th, with many of the original dancers returning. In 2005 all performances were standing-room-only, so book early. Then on May 2nd come to see and hear the dean of the scene, poet Bob Holman, performing tracks from his new CD The Awesome Whatever with musician-collaborator Vito Ricci, and New Randy (that’s poet Holly Anderson and musician Lisa B. Burns) telling stories, singing songs with “melodies that soar and scorch and torch”.
Come Fall, we’ll be offering new work from Laurie Anderson, artist, musician, storyteller, generous creative spirit, and this year’s Location One senior artist in residence…and a solo show from Jean Shin, who during her residency this year, conceived a new metaphor using music to speak about the presence and absense of the body as well as a means of mapping out imaginary communities…We’re delighted to announce that next year’s senior artist in residence will be the legendary video, visual and performance artist Joan Jonas.
In September we also begin our by-invitation international fellowships for mid-career artists who want time and resources to reflect and eplore and create work they might never make if working commercially or within the bounds of their daily lives. Our first fellows will be two Britons: the sculptor Conrad Shawcross, whose insights into the harmonics of the universe fascinate us and “reveal the possibility that the certainties of science may be fiction and not fact”, and director-dramaturg-performance artist Sophie Hunter, who creates a theatre of moving images, absurd humor and vivid tableaux.
Check our web site for additional events as they’re scheduled. Meanwhile, we hope some of these wonderful talents will bring you back to Greene Street very soon.
With my very best wishes,