Artist Projects

Thank You for Coming

Faye Driscoll

Thank You For Coming is a series of works which heighten how we experience ourselves in relation to other bodies, other stories and the spaces we all inhabit, as a company of performers, designers, supporters and audiences is built around a long-term creative endeavor. Each iteration of Thank You For ComingAttendance, and [working titles] Play and Space—forms a unique lens onto how we subvert social experience to prove that we do not exist in a vacuum and are made toward the creation of interdependent societies, whether it is the creation of a connected body, a connected story or a connected space. Together, they form a contemporary ritual in which we experience and inhabit the interconnectivity and culpability of ourselves in a heightened arena, in an irreverent and rigorous effort to create new bodies, new stories and new forms.

Along with a company of performers and collaborators who will be involved in making and supporting the creation of this series over the next several years, Driscoll asks: How do we perceive ourselves as participants in the co-creation of our reality? Through performance can we collectively, in some small way, create a new vision of society? Ultimately, the works will exist in vibrant, dissonant relationship to one another, while forming an ambitious exaggeration of scale, duration, archive and community. 

Project Updates

  • 2014: Driscoll receives a 2014 MAP Fund Grant for Thank You For Coming

  • 2014: Driscoll receives the National Dance Project Presentation Grant for Thank You For Coming

  • 2014: Driscoll performs Thank You For Coming at Mass Live Arts in Great Barrington, MA

  • 2014: Driscoll premieres Thank You For Coming at Danspace Project

  • 2014: Driscoll performs Thank You For Coming: Attendance at CATCH at The Invisible Dog as part of PS 122’s COIL Festival

  • 2013: Driscoll performs Thank You For Coming: Attendance at the Park Avenue Armory

  • 2013: Driscoll presents Thank You For Coming: Attendance at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival