Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance.
Maya Ciarrocchi will give a lecture at Union College in Schenectady, NY on the use of projections to create immersive theatrical and architectural environments. Students will learn projection mapping techniques and the foundations of the real-time processing application Isadora while being provided with historical and contemporary uses of projection in performance, architecture and installation.
Kinescope Gallery with Fillmore Projects, in conjunction with the exhibition Maya Ciarrocchi Site: Sorel, present a performance about the life and writing of Barbara Sorel. The performance, under the guise of a reading and conversation, will occur on Friday, May 11 from 6-8pm, and will be comprised of reading from Sorel’s novel, Sorel in Love by a curated group of readers. The readings will lead to a broader discussion on the subject of life and death, art, and success.
Site: Sorel is a meditation on the real and imaginary spaces left behind by the dead. In this work, Ciarrocchi conjures an image of Barbara Sorel, an author and fixture of the 1990s lesbian bar scene in New York City. Combining memories of Sorel’s friends with Ciarrocchi’s own, and by utilizing text from Sorel’s self-published book Sorel in Love, the exhibition and performance merges language with image to reveal where the two women’s experiences intersect and collide.
Admission is free. Reserving a ticket here is strongly encouraged as space is limited.
Maya Ciarrocchi is an interdisciplinary artist in New York City. She earned a MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Purchase College.
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The exhibition is viewable from sidewalk daily 12-9. Open Friday and Saturday from 1-6pm through May 19th, and by appointment.
Exhibition: Maya Ciarrocchi Site: Sorel
Location: 616 E. 9th Street
Dates: April 20 – May 19, 2018
Reception: Friday, April 20, 6-8pm
Performance: Friday, May 11th, 6-8pm
Kinescope.Gallery in collaboration with Fillmore Projects is pleased to announce the opening on Friday, April 20th, of Site: Sorel, the second solo exhibition by New York City based artist Maya Ciarrocchi. The exhibition is comprised of video, prints, 3D models and hand-drafted architectural drawings on the gallery walls.
Site: Sorel is a meditation on the real and imaginary spaces left behind by the dead. In this work, Ciarrocchi conjures an image of Barbara Sorel, an author and fixture of the 1990’s lesbian bar scene in New York City. Sorel, as she was called by her friends, sold drugs to support her writing and was tragically murdered in her East Village apartment in 1999. Some of her writing remains and an obituary appeared in the Village Voice following her murder. Apart from this and the memories of friends, she is largely forgotten by history. Combining these memories with Ciarrocchi's own, and by utilizing text from Sorel's self-published book Sorel in Love, the exhibition merges language with image to reveal where the two women’s experiences intersect and collide.
As part of the exhibition there will be a performance event on Friday, May 11th from 6-8pm, comprised of readings of Sorel’s writing by those who knew her. These readings will lead to a broader discussion on the subject of art, success and the lesbian experience in New York City from the 1970’s to the present.
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Viewable from sidewalk daily 12-9
Open Friday and Saturday from 1-6pm and by appointment
Based on the multi-award winning film, The Band's Visit is brought to Broadway by three-time Tony® nominee David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty), Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses (Nobody Loves You, Fortress of Solitude) and acclaimed director David Cromer (Our Town, The House of Blue Leaves).
The creative team includes Patrick McCollum (choreography), Scott Pask (set), Sarah Laux (costumes), Tyler Micoleau (lighting), Kai Harada (sound), Maya Ciarrocchi (projections), Jamshied Sharifi (orchestrations) and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. The producers are Orin Wolf, John Styles and John N. Hart Jr.
A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis is an eight hour reading of the U.S. Constitution in multiple languages by multiple performers. This celebration of we the people will take place in the in the outdoor amphitheater at Abrons Art Center and will include food and drink, participatory writing and long-table discussion.
A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis is conceived and created by Maya Ciarrocchi in collaboration with Clarinda Mac Low and George Emilio Sanchez.
Full list of performers in order of appearance:
James Tigger! Ferguson, Elena Light, George Emilio Sanchez
Lise Brenner, Sarah Maxfield, Kim Harmon
Macauley Elmer, Leah DeVun, Nadia Tykulsker
Coralina Meyer, Lucy Sexton, Clarinda Mac Low
Raquel Cion, Henry Holmes, Pamela Sneed
Salomé Mkheidze, Em Miller, Nora Armani
David Thomson, Keke Brown, Okwui Okpokwasili
Melissa Weisz, Luzer Twersky, Kris Grey
Erica Fae, Jordan Fletcher, Andrea Kleine
The Artist in the Marketplace program culminates in a Biennial exhibition at the Bronx Museum of Arts. Now in its fourth rotation, the AIM Biennial will feature works by artists who participated in the 36th (2016) and 37th (2017) cycles of the program.
Seyi Adebanjo, Constanza Alarcon-Tennen, Francheska Alcantara, Amanda Alfieri, Setare Arashloo, Sabrina Barrios, Milcah Bassel, Laura Bernstein, Leo Castaneda, Kiran Chandra, Jesse Chun, Clare Churchouse, Maya Ciarrocchi, Lionel Cruet, Craig Damrauer, Sophia Dawson, Rose DeSiano, Luba Drozd, Carrie Elston Tunick, Dolores Furtado, Dhanashree Gadiyar, Ivan Gaete, Ana Garces Kiley, Pablo Garcia, Dakota Gearhart, Michelle Gevint, Naima Green, Uraline Septembre Hager, Kathie Halfin, Bang Geul Han, Amber Heaton, Robert Hernandez, Chika, Sara Jimenez, Merritt Johnson, Dominika Ksel, Stephanie Lindquist, Tammy Kiku Logan, Lulu Meng, Estefani Mercedes, Coralina Meyer, Kyle Meyer, Joiri Minaya, Pablo Montealegre, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Jasmine Murrell, Zahra Nazari, Christie Neptune, Brandon Neubauer, Ana Penalba, Nestor Perez-Moliere, Anna Pinkas, Gustavo Prado, Elise Rasmussen, David Rios-Ferreira, Sarah Sagarin, Annesofie Sandal, Giovana Schluter, Kristine Servia, Dustina Sherbine, David Shrobe, Tiffany Smith, Vered Snear, Rachel Sydlowski, Mikolaj Szoska, Adrienne Tarver, Rosemary Taylor, Heryk Tomassini, Ekaterina Vanovskaya, Alisha Wessler, Doohyun Yoon, Jayoung Yoon
The exhibition is at the Bronx Museum of the Arts from July 22 - October 22, 2017.
The exhibition VIP reception is July 21, 2017, 5-7pm
AIM Biennial curators are:
Christine Licata, Director of Performing and Visual Arts, Casita Maria
Aylet Ojeda, Curator, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
Heather Reyes, Exhibitions and Collections Manager, Bronx Museum of the Arts
FIRST LOOK AND SALE - BRONX CALLING: THE FOURTH AIM BIENNIAL
Friday, July 21, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Discover fresh work by New York’s most promising emerging artists at the exclusive viewing and benefit sale of Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial. With over 70 works showcasing everything from painting to film, photography, and installation, there is something for everyone to acquire! Members receive a 10% discount on works in the First Look and Sale.
5:15pm Exhibition tour with artists
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Proceeds from the First Look and Sale support the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program and the future AIM and Bronx Museum international studio residency programs at 80 White Street in Tribeca.
Maya Ciarrocchi and Kris Grey will perform Gender/Power Composition IV as part of SIGNAL curated by Alexis Heller.
SIGNAL, curated by Alexis Heller, opens at Smack Mellon on March 5 and will be on view through April 17, 2016. This exhibition presents artworks that challenge the gender binary and explore a continuum of self-definition. Working in diverse mediums, these eleven contemporary artists utilize code, collaborative representation, fantasy and play to subvert histories that have denied gender variance. They question authorship over ‘the natural’, make manifest sites of resistance, and reimagine a future where identities are fluid, becoming ad infinitum and celebrated as such.
For more information: http://smackmellon.org/index.php/exhibitions/upcoming/signal/
A panel discussion between technologists, designers, and theater makers about the current state of digital content in live performance. Our panel will discuss such fascinating topics as: Should robots emote? and What's the most successful use of a sensor you've ever seen?
Panelists: Mark Coniglio, Wendall K. Harrington, Jared Mezzocchi, Maya Ciarrocchi, and Kevin Cunningham
Moderator: Andrew Scoville
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
November 17 - December 21, 2015
Maya Ciarrocchi and Kris Grey along with collaborators Becca Blackwell, massima desire, Sara Jimenez, Sandra Parker and Pamela Sneed will work together to develop Gender/Power Composition IV.
Open Studio Event December 10, 2015, 6 - 7:30pm
RSVP's are required for open studio event. Capacity is limited. The RSVP form will open on Wednesday, November 25.
Pratt Institute’s new program of Performance+Performance Studies (P+PS) will be hosting an event on campus to celebrate Franklin Furnace’s presence on campus and to welcome the new class of Franklin Furnace Fund recipients. Franklin Furnace will be celebrating its 40th anniversary season, while the Franklin Furnace Fund grant program is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Participating Franklin Furnace Fund recipients from the recently announced 2015-16 class will give short presentations of their proposed projects.
Maya Ciarrocchi and Kris Grey will give a short presentation on their collaborative work Gender/Power.