Various events happening in New York while Jen and I are in residence there this month. This is one if them - please join us on October 21st!
Talk and Practice by Triple Canopy
264 Canal Street 3W, NYC
For A Necessary Ecology, Jen Rosenblit and Simone Aughterlony will present an excerpt of their forthcoming performance, Everything Fits In The Room, followed by a conversation with Triple Canopy contributing editor Lizzie Feidelson. Rosenblit and Aughterlony invite us into a room of decaying things: bones, pine needles, grated nutmeg, the rind of a grapefruit. A collection of everyday artifacts; chairs, ladders, clamps, and rope form the basis of a series of precarious physical entanglements. We might think of the collection of things in the room as a societal network that encompasses fixed and shifting relationships. But what is at risk in such an organization? Who doesn’t fit into the family? How do you take a bath when the tub has decomposed? Who does the washing? Should we be gentle as the beat goes on?
A Necessary Ecology is part of Triple Canopy’s forthcoming Vanitas issue, which explores contemporary meditations on mortality as well as the delights, delusions, and pressures of fleshly existence. Everything Fits In The Room is part of Utopian Realities, a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt for the festival 100 Years of Now, curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. The performance is funded in part by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and finds premiere in January 2017.