Location One
Ernesto Pujol et al

The Abramovic Studio for Performance Art at Location One presents

Ernesto Pujol & Associated Performers, UteHaus Performance Group
Inhabiting the Space
Mon-Fri, 11-15 April 2011, 12-6pm

&
Thursday, April 14, 2011 6–9pm
XtraCurricular Series


For his one-week residency at Location One, site-specific performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol responds to curator Jovana Stokic’s challenge to “inhabit the space” through an open flexible daily program of rehearsals, movement exercises, individual gestures, and open times, all-supportive of individual and group practice.

During the past decade, Ernesto Pujol has transformed his solo public performance commissions into field schooling for graduate art students and collaborations with artists through a methodology of transparency, generosity, trust, and shared resources. His durational walking performances, created for culturally underserved mainstream American audiences in the Midwest and West, have produced psychic pilgrimages and portraits of peoples and places. Pujol is interested in the role of contemporary art in the sustainability of democracy, conjuring space and time for creative critical thinking.

Pujol’s new UteHaus performance interdisciplinary group consists of a national pool of Associated Performers, making its first appearance at Location One, publicly workshopping parts of Affinitas, a new performance commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to be staged this November. The group, which includes Elaine Angelopoulos, Janine Antoni, Tim Cusack, Carla Duarte, Carlye Eckert, Rosemarie Padovano, Matthew Rogers, Valarie Samulski, Lainey Tant, Joy Whalen, and Jayoung Yoon, explores loss, anger, mourning, and the reparation of the psychic and material body, individual and collective. For more information, please visit: www.utehaus.org

There will be a special evening of Inhabiting the Space performances on Thursday, April 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, in conjunction with XtraCurricular, a joint series between Location One and Columbia University School of the Arts, as part of its curated extracurricular events. For more information please visit: arts.columbia.edu

Janine Antoni, Associated Performer with UteHaus, is a professor at Columbia University School of Arts in their unique Visual Arts Mentor Program. Jill Sigman, artist and choreographer, joined her to conduct a week-long workshop on the topic of death, surrender, and grief. An exploratory interactive movement experience has been crafted from this workshop. Staging this event within Inhabiting the Space is made possible thanks to the generosity of Location One. Visual Arts MFA Student participants include Yve Laris Cohen, Matthew Fischer, Jesse Greenberg, Molly Lowe, Mira Hunter, Beatrice Parsons, Brie Ruais, and Julia Sherman.

 

XtraCurricular Series
In Spring 2011, five artists and thinkers are invited to curate five nights, using the Location One space for an evening of play and extracurricular events. Co-curated by Jovana Stokic and Daisy Nam.

NY State Council on the Arts

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

ABOUT LOCATION ONE

Based in the Soho arts district of New York, Location One is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange through exhibitions, residencies, performances, public lectures and workshops. Traditionally focused on technological experimentation and new media, Location One's residencies and programs have favored social and political discourse and dialogue, and acted as a catalyst for collaborations. With a unique environment providing individualized training, support, and guidance to each artist, as well as exposure for their creations and collaborations, Location One continues to nurture the spirit of experimentation that it considers the cornerstone of its mission.