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Gender/Power (composition II)

Gender/Power (composition II)

Company:

Maya Ciarrocchi & Kris Grey

Location:

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performance Lab, NYC

Dates:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tickets:

https://www.gibneydance.org

Company:
Maya Ciarrocchi & Kris Grey

Maya Ciarrocchi & Kris Grey
Gender/Power (composition II)
Wednesday, March 25 – Saturday, March 28
Installation opens at 4:00 pm nightly
Performances at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, & 8:00 pm nightly
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performance Lab
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The first collaboration between video artist Maya Ciarrocchi and visual/performance artist Kris Grey, Gender/Power (composition II) is an immersive installation activated by performance, sound, and video that poses questions about the dynamics of power in relation to gender. The content of the work was created in collaboration with individuals who have made specific decisions to disrupt or subvert gender signifiers. Focusing on embodiment, identity, and representation, the performers present narratives regarding their actual and perceived gender; these stories destabilize binary gender and expose our assumptions regarding the social signifiers used to define sex and power.

Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York City based video artist whose work addresses identity via documentation and durational portraiture with a focus on communities and individuals who exist outside of clearly defined social groups. Her work has been exhibited in New York at: Anthology Film Archives, Chashama, The Chocolate Factory, Microscope Gallery, New York Live Arts, Sasha Wolf Gallery, among other institutions and at: Artisphere (VA), Borderlines Film Festival (UK), Moving Pictures Festival (CAN). Residencies include the Kala Art Institute (CA), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NY), and Ucross (WY). She is the recipient of grants from the Jerome and Puffin Foundations and received Jeff and Bessie awards for video scenography. Ciarrocchi earned her M.F.A. in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts and her B.F.A. in Dance from Purchase College.

Kris Grey/Justin Credible is a New York City based gender-queer artist whose work exists at the intersection of activism, storytelling, and studio production. Grey earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Ohio University. Grey was a 2012 Fire Island Artist Residency recipient, a resident artist for the ANTI Festival for Contemporary Art in Kupoio, Finland in 2012 and 2014, and a teaching artist in 2013 at The International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts in Brussels, Belgium.

Gender/Power (composition II) was created with commissioning support from Gibney Dance.

Photo by Maya Ciarrocchi.

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