PROJECT: A group of dancers will move, lounge and pose on/in soft beanbag-like sculptural constructions that function as both clothing and furniture. Visitors will be invited to try out these huge pillows to rest, move or play on the grass. The sculptures are large, lumpish and clumsy, but also buoyant and lightweight. Coupled with the body, they create an oddly sympathetic slapstick, in which everyone appears odd and graceless yet thoroughly at ease. This work is a continuation of The Styrene Fantastic, an ongoing multi-disciplinary project that seeks a transformative purpose for the mountains of Styrofoam we throw away.
ABOUT: Lizzie Scott’s work explores how the materials of urban life function as language. She has had solo exhibitions at John Tevis Gallery in Paris, The Jersey City Museum, and LMAKprojects in New York. Her work has appeared in group shows throughout the US and in Europe including at Zurcher Studio (NY), Kate MacGarry Gallery (UK), Ohio University Art Gallery, ZKM in Karlsruhe, (GER), and the Brooklyn Museum. Her performances have been featured at all kinds of venues including Participant Inc in New York, the Movement Research Spring Festival ’09, Rachel Uffner Gallery, and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Lizzie received her BA from Brown University and her MFA from CalArts. She is on the faculty at School of Visual Arts.
N_DREW (Andrew Bucksbarg) is an artist, video-maker and audio-visual performer who has presented in museums, galleries and festivals and published written work both in the USA and internationally. N_DREW’s interests oscillate through a practice of techniques, technologies and systems that support tactics of interspecies, social-environmentally responsive creativity, awareness and exchange. Recent projects investigate performance improvisation and performance installation using custom, mobile micro-instruments and hand-held, audio-visual electronics from a sonological perspective of visual art, as well objects and installations using recycled plastics and other materials. N_DREW has collaborated on a piece in the upcoming volume, Identity, Performance and Technology: Practices of Empowerment, Embodiment and Technicity, with a text that explores techniques of improvisation and emergence in consciousness and art. He is currently thinking about freedom, consciousness and the post human.