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Artists 'In Process'

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 12:24
Ola Maciejewska's dance performance "Bombyx Mori" features fabric constructions activated by performers.
Martin Argyroglo

An American artist, a Polish choreographer, and a Greek interdisciplinary artist will present their work at the Watermill Center on Friday at 5:30 p.m. as part of the center's ongoing In Process series.

The work of Brian Block, who lives in Brooklyn and upstate New York, derives from original research into the language and ideology of selected "perceptual authorities," according to his website. He collects, archives, and analyzes artifacts and information, then reconfigures it in the form of artworks.

While at the center, he will write and research "The Notes of F.C. Watt, File 12: Theories," a large-scale multi-panel work consisting of more than 100 images and text panels based on the writings of Franklin Curtis Watt, a California outsider author who died in 2013.

Maria Louizou will explore the center's collection for "Phonetic Costume," a research-based project that will develop into an audio-visual installation. Ms. Louizou will create a new soft sculpture using thick threads, a self-made weaving loom, and wooden support construction. This sculpture will be a large-scale "costume" that she will enter to perform one of her vocal compositions.

Ola Maciejewska, a recipient of the 2022 Baroness Nina von Maltzahn Fellowship for the Performing Arts, will continue her development of “Cykle,” a performance for two dancers based on the work of Loïe Fuller, a pioneer of modern dance. Fabric constructions, activated by bodies, act as a medium between the body and the world and as machines that produce a constant flow of movement. 

Registration is free on the center's website.

Sensory-Friendly Tours
The center has announced a new program of sensory-friendly tours that will launch on April 30, a Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. Conceived in honor of Autism Awareness Month, the tour will accommodate neurodiverse visitors, using natural lighting when possible and keeping ambient sound to a minimum. Materials will be made available in advance so that guests can review and plan their visit.

The cost is $25; an email to [email protected] will secure more information.  

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