Artist Projects

On Our Radar

Welcome to On Our Radar, a searchable database featuring nearly 300 Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts projects that advanced to the second or third round in last year's highly competitive award selection process.

Although these projects were not ultimately funded by Creative Capital, we feel they are artists to watch, and we invite you to explore them. This site will be online until September 30, 2016.

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Projects On Our Radar
Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Amy Caron
Salt Lake City, UT

Regulator Pianissimo

Conceived as a super-scale interdisciplinary kinetic experience by Utah artist Amy Caron, Regulator Pianissimo combines biology, cybernetics, furniture design, choreography, experimental music, live performance and visitor activation to embody natural automatic control systems that deliver a comprehensive sensation. Regulator Pianissimo is based on the concept of breath as a device.

http://amycaron.com
amy@amycaron.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Richard Carvlin, Lauri Stallings and Big Rube
Atlanta, GA

The Traveling Show: Beautiful Stranger

The second in a series of artist-driven, community-led productions by Lauri Stallings and glo, The Traveling Show: Beautiful Stranger is made in collaboration with five at-risk preservation sites and surrounding locales. The project endeavors to heighten ideas that shape society and ignite imaginations, with participation as the communicative glue that reflects a growing, multicultural public with special needs.

http://www.gloatl.org
info@gloatl.org


Performing Arts
Dance
Gerald Casel
Santa Cruz, CA

Splinters in Our Ankles

Splinters in Our Ankles is the first part of a dance triptych that responds to the collective cultural amnesia that imbues the Philippine folk dance, Tinikling. Unearthing its violent colonial roots, this work highlights colonized bodies and performed resistance, departing from the way folk arts have traditionally portrayed Filipino culture.

http://www.geraldcasel.com
gerald@geraldcasel.com


Emerging Fields
Digital Arts
Jennifer Casey and Dave Casey
Tavares, FL

Project 54

Project 54 is a website organized around particular years within a hypothetical human lifespan. Each year takes a photomontage, created from open-source materials and loosely referencing 54-year timespans as a focal point, in order to explore themes of change, interconnectedness and impact.

http://project54.space
proj54@jennyzoecasey.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Carlos Castellanos
Manhattan, KS

Heterogeneous Ecologies: Cascadia

Employing a diverse set of technologies and materials, Castellanos will execute expeditions across the Cascadia Bioregion in the Pacific Northwest in order to construct a large-scale ecological portrait of the region. The project will result in a series of installations, workshops, lectures, panel discussions and publications examining changing conceptions of the natural ecology and landscape.

http://ccastellanos.com/projects/heterogeneous-ecologies-cascadia/
carlos@ccastellanos.com


Performing Arts
Dance
Yanira Castro
Brooklyn, NY

The Appearance of Myth: Cast, Stage, Author (working title)

Cast, Stage, Author is a trilogy of interwoven works with an accompanying online archive to be commissioned and presented during a two-week run of performances in Fall 2017: Cast at The Chocolate Factory, Stage at Abrons Arts Center’s Playhouse and Author at The Invisible Dog Art Center. It is a formal and personal exploration of these three elemental facets of performance and their political and cultural ramifications.

http://www.acanarytorsi.org
yanira@acanarytorsi.org


Performing Arts
Theater
TeAda Productions
Santa Monica, CA

Masters of the Currents

Welcome to Hawaii, the Aloha state, where everyone gets along. The reality for many residents is much different. HI’s most recent newcomers come from Micronesia who fled their island states due to environmental and economic pressures. Masters of the Currents seeks to tell their story through community-based ensemble theater.

TeAda Productions is a collaboration of Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng.

teada.org
leilani@teada.org


Performing Arts
Interdisciplinary
Irene Chan
Washington, DC

Yella Ballads Counterpoint

Yella Ballads Counterpoint is a storytelling solo performance about western perspectives of Chinese women’s beauty. The show combines materials from 19th and 20th century American songs like Little Yella Cinderella with Chinese opera colors and movements. True stories about Chinese women in early America are told with sculptural artist books, satirical musical ballads, masks and costumes.

http://ch-anpress.com
iypress@yahoo.com


Emerging Fields
Architecture/Design
rootoftwo
Ann Arbor, MI

Whithervanes: From Public Art to Public Platform

The headless chicken perfectly expresses the panic that corporations, governments and the media use to keep consumer-citizens acquiescent. Whithervanes tracks and makes visible this perpetuation of fear by responding to alarmist keywords on global newsfeeds. The U.S. Premiere of Whithervanes will take place at Locust Projects, Miami 2017. It was commissioned by the Creative Foundation, 2014 Folkestone Triennial (UK).

rootoftwo is a collaboration of Cézanne Charles and John Marshall.

http://rootoftwo.com/project/whithervanes/
hello@rootoftwo.com


Performing Arts
Experimental Music Performance
Etienne Charles
Okemos, MI

Carnival

Carnival: The Sound of a People is a suite of movements; it creates musical images of the rituals and traditional characters of Trinidad Carnival. The suite features Charles's core sextet with guest vocalists, Afro-Caribbean folk percussionists and dancers. The final form of the work will be a live concert incorporating musical performance, dance, spoken word and multimedia.

http://etiennecharles.com
info@etiennecharles.com


Literature
Other
Alexandra Chasin
Brooklyn, NY

Writing On It All

Writing On It All is a free, participatory, writing project that invites artists working in multiple genres to write with the public on the interior surfaces of out-of-use houses. Writing On It All supports artist development and conceives of writing as an embodied, site-specific, ephemeral and collective practice.

http://writingonitall.com
writingonitall@gmail.com


Performing Arts
Theater
The Assembly
Brooklyn, NY

Seagullmachine

Seagullmachine, a site-specific theatrical work, is motivated by a conviction that distraction has become the most insidious threat to participatory democracy in the U.S. Combining two iconic riffs on Hamlet—Chekhov’s The Seagull and Heiner Muller’s HamletmachineSeagullmachine dramatizes the role of the troubled activist-intellectual who revolts against social paralysis.

The Assembly is a collaboration of Jessica Chayes, Nick Benacerraf, Stephen Aubrey, Emily Louise Perkins and Edward Bauer.

http://www.assemblytheater.org
info@assemblytheater.org


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Jennifer Chenoweth
Austin, TX

The XYZ Atlas

XYZ Atlas is an interactive public art project which allows people to share stories and locations where they have significant experiences. Mapping our collective highs and lows creates a topographical map of emotions. When emotion is connected to location, location is no longer space, but place.

http://www.xyzatlas.org
info@fisterrastudio.com


Performing Arts
Performance Art
Gender/Power
New York, NY

Gender/Power

Gender/Power uses personal narrative as a laboratory for exploring social constructions through performance and visual art. Maya Ciarrocchi and Justin Credible produce performances and community workshops to address social justice issues around authority and gender at the intersection of age, race, class, ability, sex and sexuality.

Gender/Power is a collaboration of Maya Ciarrocchi and Justin Credible.

http://www.genderpower.org
genderpowerprojects@gmail.com


Performing Arts
Performance Art
Gabrielle Civil
Yellow Springs, OH

DL

Inspired by the work of diasporic Haitian novelist Dany Laferrière, DL will be a full-length, experimental performance art work exploring issues of race, sexuality, masculinity, dictatorship, desire, shame, exile and nostalgia. Incorporating installation and video projections, it will feature both audience interaction and multiple bodies on stage.

http://www.gabriellecivilartist.com
sabbaticalgab@gmail.com


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