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My Diary: Secret Journey to Tipping Utopia // Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks
Jul
2
to Jul 26

My Diary: Secret Journey to Tipping Utopia // Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks

My Diary: Secret Journey to Tipping Utopia is based on twenty chapters that cross over within the frame of two hours. Musicians, dancers and designers interact, but not directly—a parallel to incidents of sound, text and action, a metaphor for endless continuous circles of life, fluxuating between utopia and war. While observing, the audience perceives the results of war—tipping utopia.

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Artists-in-Residence: Jen Rosenblit, Gary Wilmes, and Simone Aughterlony
Aug
18
to Aug 31

Artists-in-Residence: Jen Rosenblit, Gary Wilmes, and Simone Aughterlony

In this short residency Jen Rosenblit and Gary Wilmes are invited to begin research towards a performance project initiated by Simone Aughterlony, titled Remaining Strangers. Pursuing our conceptions and affections of and for ‘the stranger’, this research takes emphasis on hospitality and endurance as it relates to locality and the necessity in times of hyper globalization to, in a sense, land back on earth.

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Manmade Earth // 600 HIGHWAYMEN
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Manmade Earth // 600 HIGHWAYMEN

In Manmade Earth, eight teenagers from the Congo, Egypt, Malaysia, Somalia, Syria, Tanzania, and the United States—each with a unique path into this country— come together to create a new landscape on stage. With an abundance of materials, including cardboard, rope, buckets, and wood, Manmade Earth unites the audience and performers for a celebration of communal construction in the hands of these powerful young people.

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The Disorder of Discourse // Fanny de Chaillé & Michel Foucault
Sep
17
to Sep 18

The Disorder of Discourse // Fanny de Chaillé & Michel Foucault

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Artist Fanny de Chaillé employs theater to restage one of Michel Foucault’s most famous lectures, L’Ordre du discours (The Order of Discourse). She at once re-imagines this historical moment, which was never recorded, and continues Foucault’s investigation into the power inherent in words.

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Dirty Secret II // Brian Andrew Whiteley
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dirty Secret II // Brian Andrew Whiteley

DIRTY SECRET II is the expanded version of DIRTY SECRET I which debuted at the Invisible Dog Art Center in 2013. The first iteration featured a plastic wrapped room, Whiteley’s fetish videos, light projections, and a dominatrix experience. DIRTY SECRET II will provide more interactive and subversive play by an all-male cast of costumed antagonists.

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Дyми Moï (Dumy Moyi) // François Chaignaud
Oct
11
to Oct 12

Дyми Moï (Dumy Moyi) // François Chaignaud

Straddling genres, genders, boundaries, and eras, Дyми Moï (Dumy Moyi) is an astonishing and intimate solo performance that breaks down the rituals of Western theater. François Chaignaud blends ritualistic and mystical songs and dances that simultaneously suggest styles from India, the Ukraine, the Philippines, or Sephardic cultures without explicitly referencing them.

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Concrète Jungle // Dan Siegler
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Concrète Jungle // Dan Siegler

Concrète Jungle is a work of sound art performed live by composer Dan Siegler and special guests. The piece is inspired by and takes its title from musique concrète, an electroacoustic genre in which readymade sounds are employed in place of instrumentation. Featuring hundreds of intricately edited New York voices, Concrète Jungle highlights borough-specific accents, linguistic filler and word repetitions to form assembled sentences and musical grooves.

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Odalisque // Peter Clough
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Odalisque // Peter Clough

Odalisque is a new performance by Peter Clough in which he reimagines the classical reclining nude as a gender non-conforming queer bondage submissive. Sculpture, projection, text, live performance, and music come together in an immersive environment that complicates power relations between Sub and Dom, viewer and performer, subject and object.

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To The Heart // Thierry Thieû Niang
Jun
16
to Jun 17

To The Heart // Thierry Thieû Niang

To The Heart is another Niang’s exploration of childhood. Inspired by the powerful photographs of the bodies of refugee children lying on the ground, the project is a chance for the artist to speak to children and teenagers and show the joy that children express when they play (alone or in groups), running, falling, playing dead, or pretending to be reborn.

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Taking Care // Anne Mourier
May
2
to May 7

Taking Care // Anne Mourier

Is home the only place where things are free? Anne invites you to bring one piece of white clothing for her to hand-wash with natural Marseille olive soap and lavender extracts, line-dry in the sun, iron, and fold for you to pick up at her studio during the Invisible Dog Open Studio weekend.

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