SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
JULY AND AUGUST EVERY WEDNESDAY 7 - 10 PM
7pm : Spatial Control & Rhythm w/ Emil Bognar Nasdor
8pm : Digital Fluidity: Intro to Max MSP w/ Raki Malhotra
9pm : Politics of Stillness w/ Camila Cañeque (July only), Ignorant Gravity w/ Sigrid Lauren (August only)
Workshops are spearheaded by artists from across disciplines - from punk, contemporary dance, durational performance, and sound art. Students are encouraged to attend all three classes and to use the workshops to incubate their own pieces, discover new working methods, and build collaborations. The classes will culminate in a performance based exhibition.
Emil Bognar Nasdor
Camila Cañeque (June 15, 1984) is a Spanish conceptual artist whose practice incorporates the construction and incarnation of characters, temporarily becoming someone or something else to reflect on contemporary dramas and, principally, to escape from the finitude of the human body. By dwelling somewhere between role and self -or fiction and fact- her work can also be seen as an empirical literature that engages in an interplay with her own biography, each frequently affecting the other. Here, in an obstinate desire to expand the being, she paradoxically condemns herself to live partially; in her efforts to disentangle from identity as a fixed unit, she endures without one. Inhabiting a passive attitude, and repeatedly adopting a horizontal position within a circular time without beginning or end, her personas find themselves in the oppressive anticipation of permanent standby. This tension -and its emerging contradictions- force the characters to carry on their endemic dysfunctionalities: a dancer that doesn’t dance, an activist that doesn’t act, a singer that doesn’t sing. Her pieces have been performed at The Kitchen (NY), Vermelho Gallery (São Paulo), Microscope Gallery (NY), Fabra i Coats (Barcelona), Glasshouse Project (NY), The Queens Museum of Art (NY), Lázaro Galdiano Museum (Madrid), Kulturhuset Museum (Stockholm), among others. Cañeque has also participated in residencies at the Nida Art Colony (Lithuania), Largo das Artes (Rio de Janeiro), Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik - ZK/U (Berlin) or the Nau Estruch Space for Live Art (Sabadell). Her work has been featured in numerous publications such a Art Observed, Hyperallergic, EMERGENCY INDEX (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Journal, BOMB Magazine, El País, El Confidencial, El Mundo, and so on. She currently lives and works in Girona and New York.Camila Caneque
Sigrid Lauren is an American Choreographer and Director currently based in New York City. Through pop-culture sampling, psycho-cellular exposures and non-verbal linguistics, Sigrid develops an attention deficit consciousness that oscillates. Her work explores control and technologically induced imbalance on the mind/body relationship to create new landscapes & alternate somatic opportunities. Sigrid looks at the inapproachability of humanity and quests of connection. Her video work and performances have been reviewed by NPR, the Fader, Purple Magazine, Vice's The Creators Project, Art in America and more. She has choreographed and toured with pop musicians Grimes, MNDR, Neon Indian, Pictureplane and dances for acclaimed artist Ryan McNamara. In 2015, Sigrid was awarded the prestigious danceWEB scholarship for the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna, AU. Sigrid Lauren is one half of FlucT with Monica Mirabile and Co-founder, Instructor, and Special Events Coordinator at Otion Front Studio in Brooklyn, NY.