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
Performing Arts
Dance-Theater
John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman
Brooklyn, NY

We recognized each other because we knew each other

John Heginbotham will direct and choreograph an evening-length dance theater work, We recognized each other because we knew each other, in collaboration with visual artist Maira Kalman. Exploring the twin themes of time and travel, the piece will live within a fantastical stream-of-consciousness framework. Text, movement and music will tell the story of the piece as a non-linear, occasionally absurd travelogue, populated by dancers, musicians, an actor and Maira Kalman.

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


Emerging Fields
Digital Arts
Diana Heise
Kansas City, MO

The Sea We Make (Lamer Nou Fer)

The Sea We Make (Lamer Nou Fer) is a performance and social-practice project that bears witness to the effects of climate change on coastal ecology and cultural practices in Mauritius and the U.S. This work will manifest as immersive museum installations and a letter writing campaign to elected U.S. representatives.

http://www.dianaheise.com/projects/#/the-sea-we-make/
dianaheise@gmail.com


Performing Arts
Performance Art
Alison Heryer
Portland, OR

PerformScape (working title)

PerformScape is a series of visual performance interventions for site-specific locations in U.S. National Parks beginning in the summer of 2017. The project seeks to engage local community members in the act of performance-making while introducing new audiences of park visitors to the medium.

alison@alisonheryerdesign.com


Emerging Fields
New Genres
Kathy High
Averill Park, NY

Gut Love

Gut Love is a project about gut biomes and fecal microbial transplants, the function of bacteria and their critical role in our bodies and beyond. It is a project about interspecies love, immunology, and about how bacteria function as players linking intestinal microbiomes to our external ecosystems in autopoiesis—capable of maintaining themselves.

http://kathyhigh.com
kittyhigh@gmail.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Amy Ho
San Francisco, CA

Spaces from Yesterday

Spaces From Yesterday is an exhibition series developed collaboratively between Amy M. Ho and incarcerated artists from San Quentin State Prison. Amy will create installations based on the inmates’ memories of places from before prison. The work will bring these memories back to life and keep the inmates' stories alive.

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


Emerging Fields
Gaming
Krista Hoefle
South Bend, IN

LVL-UP!

LVL-UP! is a series of videogame-based performances broadcast on twitch.tv. Using twitch.tv’s picture-in-picture format, viewers will watch Hoefle repetitively fabricate papercraft gem sculptures in real time and space, recreating the videogame practice known as “farming.” LVL-UP! is intended to interrupt, subvert and expand the twitch.tv platform.

http://www.twitch.tv/lilhoef/profile/highlights
krista.hoef@gmail.com


Emerging Fields
Other
Kim Holleman
Brooklyn, NY

Flowers Commons: A Greenhouse Laboratory on Aesthetics and Biology

During the Hunger Winter of 1944, The Dutch survived a wartime famine by eating tulip bulbs. A Greenhouse Laboratory aims to genetically design The Tasty Tulip, a tulip whose bulb has been engineered to be a nutritious and delicious new food source, inspiring larger conversations about biotech design in the future.

http://www.kimholleman.com/
kim.holleman@gmail.com


Performing Arts
Multimedia Performance
Desiree Holman, Angel Deradoorian and Brook Lane
Oakland, CA

Sophont in Action

Sophont in Action is a wordless, experimental multi-channel video and live performance set to music. Using dance choreography and dreamscape sequences, the Sophont characters are superimposed upon still and moving imagery. Enhanced by technology, the characters represent the convergence of old and new cultures with hope for a unified society.

http://www.desireeholman.com
desiree@desireeholman.com


Literature
Other
Elizabeth Hoover
Pittsburgh, PA

See Also

While offering art as a space for resistance to and transformation of dominant gender narratives, See Also uses diverse sources including pop culture, art history and aesthetic theory to explore sexual violence. See Also is a hybrid of poetry and prose that moves between aesthetic and analytic responses to violence.

http://www.ehooverink.com
Elizabeth.Hoover@gmail.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Wayne Horvitz and Nica Horvitz
Seattle, WA

21 Pianos

21 Pianos is a site(s)-specific interaction with an extremely out of tune piano and 21 small towns and cities in the West. The initial work will take place over six weeks in late 2016, followed by composing and compiling. The project will be documented in a book that includes two CDs.

http://www.waynehorvitz.com
wbhorvitz@gmail.com


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford and Faheem Majeed
Chicago, IL

Floating Museum

Floating Museum blends creative place-making, activism and exhibition design into a platform for art, community engagement and volunteerism. During 2016 and 2017, Majeed and Hulsebos-Spofford will build a mobile interpretation of the DuSable Museum of African American History with architect Andrew Schachman that will move through Chicago.

http://thefloatingmuseum.com
hulsebos.spofford@gmail.com


Literature
Nonfiction
Christine Hume
Ypsilanti, MI

The Saturation Project

In three long inter-related essays, The Saturation Project, combines narrative, scholarship and poetic invention to investigate a trio of distinct yet overlapping subjects—the color red, the internal voice, and the wind—as they relate to an autobiographical narrator.

http://www.emich.edu/english/faculty/facultypages/chume.php
chume@emich.edu


Emerging Fields
Interdisciplinary
Melinda (Mary) Hunt
Peekskill, NY

Traveling Cloud Museum (mobile app)

When a new public park opens on Hart Island, the first visitors will navigate it using an interactive map and crowd source their experiences and stories for display within the Traveling Cloud Museum. A mobile app will be developed for real-time navigation and location-based creative projects.

http://www.hartisland.net
contact@hartisland.net


Performing Arts
Interdisciplinary
Laryssa Husiak
Minneapolis, MN

Dva Kolory (Two Colors)

Dva Kolory is an interdisciplinary installation with performance set around a Ukrainian-American dinner table. It uses embroidery, storytelling and food to explore how unexplainable tragedies are passed down through generations. The piece asks how everything from a father’s death to a nation’s crumbling borders become curses written into our DNA.

http://laryssahusiak.com

Performing Arts
Performance Art
Xandra Ibarra
Oakland, CA

Skins

Skins is a three-part performance work about shedding and molting skins. Using adult-size nylon cocoons, performers create biomorphic shapes and relationships to each other that occur in tandem with lighting, punk music and sound technology. Through abstraction and the creation of nonrepresentational masses of flesh, Skins creates an insurgent visual vocabulary that highlights the precarity of racial and gender representation.

http://www.lachicaboom.com

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