Current Work


 

p1Two Person Operating System
A collaboration by Susan Marshall & Martha Friedman
Performed by Christopher Adams, Kristin Clotfelter, Kristen Hollinsworth,
Luke Miller, Edisa Weeks, and Darrin Wright
World Premiere November 16, 2016 NYU Institute of Fine Arts

Two Person Operating System activates a new sculpture by artist Martha Friedman, featured in the 2016 Fall Great Hall Exhibition Some Hags. An upright metal grid of cut steel pipe bisects a table, and steel rods — sharpened to a spike — are prepared in rows. During a 30 minute continuous loop, the dancers engage with the grid and each other through a series of methodical tasks performed with workerly precision. The spikes are pushed into the holes, audibly clinking against the metal, and long, fleshy, rubber tubes in various colors are floppily attached to and unleashed from the open pipes. The evolving patterns of action and design explore the tensions between violence and intimacy, work and product, connection and severing, efficiency and waste, soft and hard.

Conversation Watch an open conversation held after the world premiere (video below) moderated by Dr. Tina Campt, Professor of Africana and Women’s Gender and Studies at Barnard College, with Dr. Brooke Holmes, Professor of Classics at Princeton University, artist Martha Friedman, and Susan Marshall & Company dancers Kristen Hollinsworth and Luke Miller.

Collaborater bio Martha Friedman

Two Person Operating System is made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, the Joseph & Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Two Person Operating System received creative and production support from Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and Princeton University’s Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Additional support for Susan Marshall & Company comes from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Stuart Coleman and Meryl Rosofsky, Betsy and Richard Langberg, The Haje Foundation, Marshall and Beverly Jones, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Virginia and Timothy Millhiser, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, Martha Sherman, David Farer and Elisa King, Elissa and Matthew Bernstein, Sam Greenfield, Paul O’Neil and Elizabeth Young, Daniel Baldini, Bea Bogorad and Randy Richman, Robert Dorf, Hank McNeil, Richard and Jane Mescon, Charles Werner, Stuart Morden & JoAnn Grossman, Jerry Bernstein, Edward Henry & Susan Monk, Neal & Francine Kaufman, Cynthia Mayeda, Marilyn Sobel and Peter Krasz, Jack and Bill, Elizabeth Frankel, Martin Marciano, Amy Moore, Constance and Jonathan W. Old, Joe Richards, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Nina Winthrop, and Diana Wright, among many others.

Photo ©Rosalie O’Connor Performers Kristin Clotfelter, Edisa Weeks
 


 
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CHROMATIC
Created & performed by 
Susan Marshall
Jason Treuting
Suzanne Bocanegra
Presented by American Dance Institute

World Premiere June 23, 2016 The Kitchen, New York City

Choreographer Susan Marshall, composer Jason Treuting, and visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra perform live real time color experiments using line, light, movement, shape, and sound. Inspired by Josef Albers’ 1963 masterpiece of color theory Interaction of Color, Marshall, Treuting, and Bocanegra push into the internal logic and emotion of color utilizing improvisatory systems devised from the structure of Albers’s book, a primer for understanding color used by artists and art students all over the world. Using their own bodies, they explore the subjectivity and humanity of individual perception in relation to color, movement, and sound.

Collaborater bio’s Jason Treuting | Suzanne Bocanegra

Chromatic is made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, the Joseph & Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York State Council on the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, and Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Chromatic received creative and production support from the Princeton Atelier, Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, and Princeton University’s Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Photograph ©Paula Court Performers Jason Treuting, Susan Marshall