Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Darrel Alejandro Holnes is a recipient of a 2019 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry and fellowships or scholarships to Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem, CantoMundo, and other creative writing programs. His poetry has been awarded the C.P. Cavafy Prize from Poetry International and his poetry was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, BOAAT Poetry Prize, Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize in Poetry, Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, Brittingham & Pollak Poetry Prizes, Split this Rock! National Poetry Prize, the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry from Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, and others. His poetry has been published in American Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere in print and online. 

www.darrelholnes.com

Prime: Poetry & Conversation is a first-of-its-kind document of poetry and ongoing conversation in the black, queer literary community, a necessity as the historically well-indexed canon of white queer writers continues to grow with little diversity. Sparked into existence by a Best American Poetry blog from Jericho Brown in which he singled out some of the most exciting young, black, and gay men writing today, Prime features poems by and dialogue between poets Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Saeed Jones, Rickey Laurentiis, Phillip B. Williams, and L. Lamar Wilson. Jericho Brown provides the introduction for this collection, which is proudly published by Sibling Rivalry Press.

Prime: Poetry & Conversation is a first-of-its-kind document of poetry and ongoing conversation in the black, queer literary community, a necessity as the historically well-indexed canon of white queer writers continues to grow with little diversity. Sparked into existence by a Best American Poetry blog from Jericho Brown in which he singled out some of the most exciting young, black, and gay men writing today, Prime features poems by and dialogue between poets Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Saeed Jones, Rickey Laurentiis, Phillip B. Williams, and L. Lamar Wilson. Jericho Brown provides the introduction for this collection, which is proudly published by Sibling Rivalry Press.

Ursula Endlicher

Ursula Endlicher turns digital code into physical form. A media artist who has worked since the mid ‘90s with the Internet, she is focusing on how digital culture imbues the material world. She has built Internet art works and performances, with real-time data and code determining their layout and choreographies. Combining her background in Fine Art, Theater Studies and Computer Art, she has transformed the hidden structures of the Inter-networked world into mixed-media installations using ceramics, video, agricultural fields and food, inviting her audience to partake in the celebration of these re-coded systems through tours and dinner events offering “edible HTML.” In her most recent installation "Input Field Form #2" she transformed the Artist Residency application form – the HTML form that gathers user information through Input Fields – into an agricultural field at ChaNorth in Upstate NY during the "Process Park" residency. Among her most well known Internet Art works is "html_butoh", a movement database for the HTML language, commissioned by one of the first leading website supporting Internet Art, Turbulence.org. Another work, "Light and Dark Networks", part of the Whitney Museum of American Art's permanent collection, populated the museum's website with different "data performances" driven by changes in New York City's weather and air quality. She has presented her work in national and international galleries and venues including Harvestworks, StreamingWorks, Air Circulation, transmediale Berlin, SIGGRAPH Asia, and ISEA, and was awarded a project residency at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. Ursula was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, and lives in New York since 1993. 

http://www.ursenal.ne

Ursula Endlicher Input Field (Password) Plates Installation with ceramic plates, screens, electronics, video, and food; wooden table 2015 8.2 ft x 3.3 ft (Installation with Table) 17 5/8” x 5 7/8” (Plate) Air Circulation, Brooklyn, NY “Input Field (Password) Plates” translates the Gmail Sign-Up form into a dinner table set with HTML  Tags turned ceramic plates that serve finger-food and movies. Left: View onto full installation. Right: Detail of the installation, the “Email Plate”, with embedded videos and food. (The “@” symbol is represented by Roquefort cheese…)

Ursula Endlicher Input Field (Password) Plates Installation with ceramic plates, screens, electronics, video, and food; wooden table 2015 8.2 ft x 3.3 ft (Installation with Table) 17 5/8” x 5 7/8” (Plate) Air Circulation, Brooklyn, NY “Input Field (Password) Plates” translates the Gmail Sign-Up form into a dinner table set with HTML  Tags turned ceramic plates that serve finger-food and movies. Left: View onto full installation. Right: Detail of the installation, the “Email Plate”, with embedded videos and food. (The “@” symbol is represented by Roquefort cheese…)

Fumihiro Kikuchi

Fumihiro Kikuchi is a New York City based interdisciplinary dance artist from Japan, exploring cross-cultural understanding in the process of cognitive perspective. He thrives in collaborative partnerships with artists in other disciplines as his own artistic practice is interdisciplinary in nature. Fumihiro has presented his works at various festivals and venues including Pinea-Linea de Costa in Spain, Tempe Center for the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Center for Performance Research, Flux Factory, Phoenix Center for the Arts to name a few. In 2016 and 2018, he has invited as a guest choreographer at California State University, Fresno. Fumihiro has selected as an artist-in-residence at Marble House Project in Vermont (2019), Pinea-Linea de Costa in Spain, Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation in New York (2018) and [nueBOX] in Arizona (2016). In addition to being a dancer and a choreographer, he has extensive experience in theatre production at various organizations. Fumihiro has designed costumes for performing artists and his lighting designs symbiotically support the development of his own work as well as his collaborations. He holds his MFA in Dance from Arizona State University and his BA in Theatre Arts and Dance from California State University, Fresno. 

fumihirokikuchi.com

Fumihiro Kikuchi_Layers層Capas_Dance_2018_Pinea-Linea De Costa AIR

Fumihiro Kikuchi_Layers層Capas_Dance_2018_Pinea-Linea De Costa AIR

Tessa Liebman


Tessa Liebman is a chef, event producer and native Brooklynite. After spending over ten years in restaurants, as the Executive Chef of Shiraz Events and teaching a culinary program she began working for herself and started the dinner series Methods & Madness in 2012. "Dinner with my Creative Crushes" is how Tessa describes her Methods & Madness dinners. Having studied a combination of Sociology and Art History at SUNY Purchase before becoming a chef she had a community of artists whom she longed to collaborate with. With the dinners she celebrates their work and enjoys shaking up her kitchen routine. Tessa has worked with typographers, painters, photographers, perfumers and foragers to produce interactive events/menus informed by the artists’ work, their “methods” (tools, processes, etc.) and their “madness” (their inspiration and motivation). In the past few years she has collaborated with more and more perfumers, translating their stories and ingredients into food experiences.

www.methodsandmadness.net

www.scentsofplates.com  



Tessa Liebman_Oysters with Dulse and Rosepetals, after MAINE by MCMC Fragrances_photographer Caroll Taveras_2018_this was a collaboration with photographer Caroll Taveras. I art directed and styled the photo which is an abstract plating of a dish that was created for a dinner with the perfumer Anne McClain of MCMC Fragrances and is based on her scent MAINE. Tessa Liebman_2018_Photo is by Caroll Taveras and art directed/styled by Tessa Liebman_the photo is a fantasy plating scheme for a dish based on a fragrance created by Anne McClain of MCMC Perfumes called MAINE. The fragrance was inspired by falling in love with her (now) husband on a beach in Maine and contains notes of beach rose, pine, briny air and beach plum which I mimicked with ingredients such as umeboshi, dulse and other sea plants, pine essential oil and rose petals.

Tessa Liebman_Oysters with Dulse and Rosepetals, after MAINE by MCMC Fragrances_photographer Caroll Taveras_2018_this was a collaboration with photographer Caroll Taveras. I art directed and styled the photo which is an abstract plating of a dish that was created for a dinner with the perfumer Anne McClain of MCMC Fragrances and is based on her scent MAINE. Tessa Liebman_2018_Photo is by Caroll Taveras and art directed/styled by Tessa Liebman_the photo is a fantasy plating scheme for a dish based on a fragrance created by Anne McClain of MCMC Perfumes called MAINE. The fragrance was inspired by falling in love with her (now) husband on a beach in Maine and contains notes of beach rose, pine, briny air and beach plum which I mimicked with ingredients such as umeboshi, dulse and other sea plants, pine essential oil and rose petals.

Kala Pierson

Kala Pierson is an American composer and sound artist. Vivid, boldly expressive, and rooted in meditative and sensory/sensual practice, her music has been performed in 35 countries on six continents, widely awarded and commissioned, and published by Universal Edition. Her music's "seductive textures and angular harmonies" (Washington Post) build into "massive chords throwing out a wall of sound, like a modern-day Gabrieli" (San Francisco Classical Voice), and her focus on documentary and culturally resonant subject matter leads to works of "marvellous political power" (Louis Andriessen). She's held season-long composer residencies with American Opera Projects, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and San Francisco Choral Artists. Recently, she's been the featured guest composer of Truman State University's New Horizons Festival; a resident at Yaddo, MacDowell, I-Park, Hambidge, and the Britten-Pears Foundation; and a Big Sky Composer Fellow with The Crossing. Her awards include those from the Mauricio Kagel International Composition Competition; New Music USA; American Composers Forum; ASCAP; and the Austrian, German, Serbian, and Swedish ministries of culture. Born in 1977 and trained at Eastman School of Music, she lives in Philadelphia with her spouses and son. Connect with her at kalapierson.com.

Installation in September 2012 with my piece Bell Arc, on the Federation Bells in Melbourne, Australia.

Installation in September 2012 with my piece Bell Arc, on the Federation Bells in Melbourne, Australia.

Amelia Schonbek

Amelia Schonbek is a journalist who has written for the New York Times, New York magazine, Pacific Standard, and The Awl. Her work on the child welfare system has been supported by the John Jay Center on Media, Crime, and Justice and The Solutions Journalism Network. Her current reporting, on sexual misconduct, is being developed with Type Investigations (formerly The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund). When not at work, she likes to sing, swim, and be outdoors.

ameliaschonbek.com

A story investigating the efficacy of family treatment court, an innovative intervention method designed for parents with substance use issues and children in the foster care system.

A story investigating the efficacy of family treatment court, an innovative intervention method designed for parents with substance use issues and children in the foster care system.

F. Maria Velasco

Velasco is a Spanish-born artist who has been living and working in the US since 1991. Her interdisciplinary work consists of site-specific environments, urban interventions, sculptural objects, and temporary public art commissions. Her work deals with displacement, gender identity, vulnerability, and the structures of authority that govern our lives. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in university and private museums, and contemporary art venues such as The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN); the Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara, CA); the ARC gallery (Chicago, IL); the Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS); the Paula Cooper gallery and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, both in New York City. Her work has been exhibited in Spain, Paraguay, Germany, Mexico, Argentina and Morocco and has been published in Art In America and Sculpture Magazine. She has conducted independent curatorial projects, discussion panels, and workshops nationally and abroad. She has received numerous awards and grants and has been a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts. Velasco received her B.F.A in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 1989, and her M.F.A. in New Genre from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. She is a Professor of Visual Art at the University of Kansas and lives in Lawrence with her nine year old son, Alex, who loves to draw and make art.

https://www.mariavelascostudio.com

Velasco_Spaces of Conviviality_fabric, embroidery_2018_73 L x 26 W in/Centro Negra-AADK, Murcia, Spain. Participatory Art Project working with the community around concepts of migration, displacement, identity and integration. I created a ‘game’ which invited residents to share personal stories through conversation. These stories served to construct an “identity flag”, which was hand-embroidered by community members and unveiled as a public art event during Open Studios.

Velasco_Spaces of Conviviality_fabric, embroidery_2018_73 L x 26 W in/Centro Negra-AADK, Murcia, Spain. Participatory Art Project working with the community around concepts of migration, displacement, identity and integration. I created a ‘game’ which invited residents to share personal stories through conversation. These stories served to construct an “identity flag”, which was hand-embroidered by community members and unveiled as a public art event during Open Studios.

Jody Wood

Jody Wood works primarily in time-based media and social practice. Her studio practice includes mediums of video art, photography, and performance art. Her social practice intervenes in social service agencies, aiming to sculpt power dynamics, relationship networks, and resist stigmas surrounding poverty and homelessness. Her work has been supported by prestigious institutions including ArtPlace America, A Blade of Grass, Esopus Foundation, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and through residencies with McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Atlantic, MSNBC, and The Huffington Post and is included in permanent collections at the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives Collection and Yale University Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.

www.jodywoodart.com

In the Black Box (Looking Out) is a 2-channel video juxtaposing theater with social work to explore secondary trauma caused from inhabiting another person's experience.

In the Black Box (Looking Out) is a 2-channel video juxtaposing theater with social work to explore secondary trauma caused from inhabiting another person's experience.