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
Alexis Clements
Brooklyn, NY

All We've Got

All We've Got, a social-practice based work, explores shifting identities and politics among lesbians and queer women through the lens of lesbian and queer spaces. The project brings together a documentary film, a web-based application, a national tour of events and published material to explore some of the ways LGBTQ women form community through the spaces where they gather.

http://www.allwevegot.org/
allwevegotfilm@gmail.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Malcolm Cochran
Columbus, OH

Requiem

Requiem is a memorial to victims of genocide, massacres, ethnic cleansing and warfare. It merges the mundane—used refrigerators reconfigured as coffin-like sculptures—with live and recorded performance of ancient, classical and contemporary vocalise. The installation is a dovetailing of visual and aural elements at once startling, destabilizing and moving.

http://malcolmcochran.com
cochran.malcolm@gmail.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Kevin Cooley
Los Angeles, CA

Water Rites

Water Rites is a multidisciplinary collection of new works highlighting the expansive infrastructure of the Los Angeles water supply system. Gesturing toward this plumbing of grand scale, the video­-based installations, sculptures and photographs will illuminate both a personal and universal connection to distant waters and surrounding landscapes.

http://www.kevincooley.net
kc@kevincooley.net


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Hoesy Corona
Baltimore, MD

Alie[n]ation

Alie[n]ation is a multimedia inquiry throughout multiple exhibition spaces. The project asks: What does it mean to be a latino artist in a place where there are few latinos? Hoesy Corona will use extraterrestrial tropes to reimagine the historical subjugation endured by resilient POC under the powers-that-be.

http://www.hoesycorona.com
hoesycorona@gmail.com


Performing Arts
Interdisciplinary
Jess Curtis
San Francisco, CA

The Way You Look (at me) Tonight

The Way You Look (at me) Tonight is an investigation of the role of movement and sensory dynamics in the perception and performance of otherness, created by choreographer/performance artist Jess Curtis and Scottish self-identified disabled performer/choreographer Claire Cunningham, in consultation with acclaimed philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë.

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


Literature
Genre-Defying
Renee D'Aoust
Clark Fork, ID

Even Trees Don't Live Forever

Even Trees Don’t Live Forever: Letters to the Dead and Reflections from the Living is a genre-defying book whose primary purpose is to map grief. The project encompasses the experience of living between the veil, where remembrance keeps the dead alive but deadens the living.

http://reneedaoust.com/home/
idahobuzzy@yahoo.com


Literature
Fiction
Susan Daitch
Brooklyn, NY

Fall Out

The short pieces in my book, Fall Out, are hybrids, containing elements of memoir and creative nonfiction, as well as fictional passages. All are constructed to link strange bedfellows: events, observations and images that wouldn't ordinarily be thought to have much in common, but within each work common ground is found.

http://www.susandaitch.net
susandaitch@gmail.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Ann Daly
Brooklyn, NY

Unspeakable Things in Awkward Translation: Conversations and Specters (The ‘Transición’ and La Movida Madrlileña)

Unspeakable Things in Awkward Translation: Conversations and Specters is a series of multi-channel sound/video installations, and an interactive website. Through conversations with Spaniards who came of age through the explosive urban youth scene of La Movida Madrileña, the project asks whether a legislated “pact to forget” in the tumultuous wake of Civil War and Franco’s Dictatorship (1939–1975), created a cultural haunting.

http://www.annburkedaly.net
contact@antimonuments.net


Emerging Fields
New Genres
Zack Denfeld
Portland, OR

Genomic Gastronomy Investigators

Genomic Gastronomy Investigators (GGI) is an experimental product franchise and web video-series that follows a fictional team of chefs, scientists and hackers as they investigate documented culinary controversies around the world, uncovering and revealing the strange but true stories of our global food system.

http://genomicgastronomy.com/
info@genomicgastronomy.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Remote Control Tomato
Detroit, MI

Con(text)

Con(text) is a site-specific, participatory installation/performance work that explores the intersection of mainstream media, conformity, social justice and identity. Con(text) immerses audiences in a low- and hi-tech multimedia environment of video, sound, dance and performance art, creating an environment of authentic human interaction, within which an exploration of privacy, surveillance, individuality and conformity can take place.

Remote Control Tomato is a collaboration of Christina deRoosThomas Bell.

http://www.christinaderoos.com
christina@spreadart.org


Performing Arts
Dance-Theater
North American BRM Ensemble
Portland, OR

Flesh and Stone

Flesh and Stone is phase three of an ensemble dance-theatre project, developed collaboratively by Diego Piñón & Mizu Desierto. The work will explore a post-contemporary relationship to ritual, performance and emotional/energetic states of expression through a series of artistic residencies; resulting in a film, evening-length performance and tour.

North American BRM Ensemble is a collaboration of Mizu Desierto and Diego Piñón.

http://www.witd.org/flesh-stone/
info@witd.org


Performing Arts
Dance-Theater
Ripe Time
Brooklyn, NY

Sleep

Sleep is an immersive physical theater piece that traces the distance between what we appear to be and what we are. After waking from a haunting dream, a Japanese housewife living an otherwise quiet, mundane life, suddenly stops sleeping and is thrust down a rabbit hole into a surreal world of indulgence and danger. Written by Naomi Iizuka, devised and directed by Rachel Dickstein, Sleep spins a cautionary tale of one woman’s awakening.

Ripe Time is a collaboration of Rachel Dickstein, Mimi Lien, Hannah Wasileski, Naomi Iizuka and Katie Down.

http://www.ripetime.org
rachel@ripetime.org


Performing Arts
Theater
Catharine Dill
Brooklyn, NY

Primitive Tissue

Primitive Tissue is a phantasmagoric, surreal, evening-length work that takes place on a divided set in which four scenes play simultaneously, clashing plotlines and historical periods to call attention to our varying ability to be conscious of multiple things at once, the desire to withdraw into narcissism in face of tragedy and atrocity, and the differences between the world we're in and the one we think we're in.

http://explodingmoment.com
catharine.dill@gmail.com


Performing Arts
Interdisciplinary
Abby Dobson
Freeport, NY

Cover Me/The Reckoning: A Manifesto for the Black Female Interior

Cover Me/The Reckoning: A Manifesto for the Black Female Interior is the creation/interpretation of songs for a genre-bending folk/jazz/soul/classical inspired soundscape/multimedia/narrative performance. Ruminating on the artist as a global citizen, the project wrestles with race, gender and the purpose and social responsibility of music creation. The piece highlights the black female interior and uses music creation as a tool for a sonic interventions/embodied petition exploring music's potential to inspire empathy for our lives.

http://www.abbydobsonsings.com
abbydobsonsings@gmail.com


Performing Arts
Music-Theater
Clare Drobot
Pittsburgh, PA

The Bakken Formations

The Bakken Formations is a new piece of theater set against the backdrop of the North Dakota fracking boom and impending bust. Created in collaboration with composer Fritz Myers and director Jade King Carroll, Bakken follows a series of interlocking stories surrounding a dark night in Williston, ND.

http://claredrobot.wix.com/home#!bakken/v1apm
bakkenformations@gmail.com


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