Day Two: Survival is An Art
Demonstrations of personal fortitude and ability, dealings with “natures” for art and the health of the art-making mindbody, transformations of the personal through time: justice in temporal-spatial context and resonances beyond the momentary situation
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Capitalism yields artist as commodity as business person yields fuck that yields what would happen if I played by the structural rules of creating work as a performance artist as a means of destroying said structure. Watch my “process” bb. Let my demystification mystify you. My body is a tool for making money, my art should not be a tool for making money but also I’d like to eat regularly and enjoy nice soap without destroying myself for corporate America.
yon Tande (né Whitney V. Hunter) is a multidisciplinary artist, culture worker and BLACK SEED Native committed to culture as catalyst. His work centers around cultivating the individual and collective spirit through performance, education and curation. His works have been presented through RISD Museum, chashama, Defibrillator, Kumble Theater, La Mama, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, and in the streets of NYC, Chicago and Detroit. He has worked with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Martha Clarke, Fiona Templeton, Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik, John Jesurun, Kankouran West African Dance Company and others. He was a Movement Research Artist in Residence (2013-15), a founding member/curator of Social Health Performance Club and is co-founder of with Denizen Arts: a creative collaborative performance project founded in 2016 with theatre/movement artist Jude Sandy. yon Tande is a Ph.D candidate / Driskell Fellow at Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.http://whitneyhunter.com/
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste is a Bessie-nominated composer, designer and performer, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. A current Issue Project Room Artist-In-Residence, his work, through the lens of precarious labor, complicates notions of industry, identity, and environment and the implications of the intersections of such phenomena. He is a founding member of performance collective, Wildcat!, and frequently collaborates with performers and fine artists, often under the alias CROWNS. He has presented at the Brooklyn Museum, Newark Museum, Under The Radar at The Public Theater, The Studio Museum In Harlem, National Sawdust, The Jam Handy (Detroit), Tanz Im August at Hau3 (Berlin), American Realness at Abrons, Knockdown Center, Gibney Dance, FringeArts (Philadelphia), Judson Church, Stoa Cultural Center (Helsinki), MIT, Arts East New York, JACK, Painted Bride Art Center (Philadelphia), University Settlement, Harlem Stage, as well as on Dazed Digital, Complex, and Boiler Room.