Zoe Crosher

Zoe Crosher, TheGood & The Glamorous, Research Image 4, 2017

Zoe Crosher, TheGood & The Glamorous, Research Image 4, 2017

Zoe Crosher is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She is primarily interested in the gaps between expectation and misremembering, perfectly suited to the historical conditions of photography, the documentary impulse and re-imagined narrative. Throughout her work she questions the notion of a singular history and single image of this imaginary, as well as the efficacy and problems of the archive, totality, and “truth”. Playing with misinformation and mis-captioning, confusing and collapsing the real and the fake over and through time, she iteratively blurs reality, image, material and disappearance, often in relation to forgotten (mainly female) figures. The resulting ‘Imagiatic’ is an idea she coined to describe recent work that it is related to image, imaginary, imagene, etc. but is not bound to the photographic. Realized primarily as various types of images and bronzed sculptures, as well as ‘stand-in collaborations’ with other artists and curators, she has most recently been conceptually mapping Los Angeles and the troubled notion of the “West”. She is currently working on a forthcoming book, The Good & The Glamorous: a Memoir of Misremembering, and preparing for a solo exhibition at The Aspen Museum for Winter 2017. It is this project I will be spending my time on while at the Marble House residency. Inspired by the writings, and especially the image-as-related-to-writing, of W.G. Sebald, I plan to take this approach and apply it to my personal recollections and (mis)rememberings growing up the daughter of a diplomat during the height of the cold-war in Frankfurt, Germany (the late 1970s) and Moscow in the early 80s.

Sebald’s written works are “notable for their curious and wide-ranging mixture of fact (or apparent fact), recollection and fiction, often punctuated by indistinct black-and-white photographs set in evocative counterpoint to the narrative rather than illustrating it directly.” Using photographs I am shooting of my parent’s cold-war archive, creating a visual archive of their version of the cold war, and combining it with texts of my memories, I will be working on this memoir of misremembering, a project that seems timely with our current political relationship to Moscow. Named a “prominent Los Angeles artist” by The New York Times, Crosher’s work is included in various international, private and museum collections including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Palm Springs Museum, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. In 2012, she took part in MoMA’s New Photography show, and in 2011 she was a recipient of the prestigious “Art Here and Now Award,” awarded by the LACMA. From 2013-2015, Crosher collaborated with the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) on The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, a series she initiated of artist-produced billboards and activations that unfolded all along the Interstate 10 Freeway, for which she received the 2015 Smithsonian Ingenuity of the Year Award. Numerous books have been published on her work, including one released in February 2016 by Hesse Press and a four-volume set by Aperture Ideas in 2011-2012. She is the founder and president of the Los Angeles branch of The Fainting Club and a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts in London, was Associate/Assistant Editor of the journal Afterall, and has taught at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Crosher received an MFA from California Institute of Arts (CalArts) in 2001.


Art Seed at Marble House Project

Yuliya Lanina

Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. Her paintings, animations, interactive sculptures and performances portray alternate realities that fuse fantasy, femininity, and humor. Lanina’s work has been displayed at the Seoul Art Museum (Korea), SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan), El Museo Cultural (Santa Fe, NM), Cleveland Institute or Art (OH), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Ludwig Museum (Cologne, Germany), 798 Beijing Biennial (China), Seoul International Media Art Biennial (Korea), and other venues. Her recent solo shows include RedBud Gallery (Houston), CamibaArt (Austin), Sara Nightingale Gallery (New York), Patrick Heide Gallery (London, UK), Figureworks (New York), and Women and Their Work (Austin).

Lanina’s work has been reviewed by many publications, including Brooklyn Rail, Houston Press, Art Review, Wagmag, Bloomberg News, Austin-American Statesman, Australian Art Review, NYArts Magazine, ART on AIR.com (MOMA, PS 1) and Bejing Today. Revolt Magazine chose Lanina as one of their top ten New York City artists of 2013. Her honors include fellowships and scholarships from Headlands Art Center, CORE Cultural Funding Program (Austin, TX), Yaddo, ArtSprinter and BluePrint (COJECO), TEMPO (Austin, TX) and an honorable citation from New York State Assembly. Lanina’s solo performance has been featured by Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX. Her collaborations were performed at the New Museum (New York), Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland), the Ailey Citigroup Theater (New York), National Museum the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Vilnius, Lithuania), National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), the Peridance Capezio Center (New York), Cincinnati Memorial Hall and other venues. Lanina holds MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Purchase College, SUNY.


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Missy Mazzoli

Recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (New York Times) and “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York), Missy Mazzoli has had her music performed globally by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, violinist Jennifer Koh, LA Opera, New York City Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra, Chicago Fringe Opera and many others. From 2012-2015 she was Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera and Music Theatre-Group, and in 2011-2012 was composer-in-residence with the Albany Symphony.

Her 2016 opera Breaking the Waves, based on the film by Lars von Trier and created in collaboration with librettist Royce Vavrek, was commissioned by Opera Philadelphia and Beth Morrison Projects.It premiered in September of 2016 and was called “one of the best 21st-century American operas yet” by Opera News, “powerful… dark and daring” by the New York Times, and “savage, heartbreaking and thoroughly original” by the Wall Street Journal. In February 2012 Beth Morrison Projects presented Song from the Uproar, Missy’s first multimedia chamber opera, which had a sold-out run at venerable New York venue The Kitchen. The Wall Street Journal called this work "both powerful and new", and the New York Times claimed that "in the electric surge of Ms. Mazzoli's score you felt the joy, risk and limitless potential of free spirits unbound." Missy is currently working on her third opera, Proving Up, a surreal allegory about the American Dream based on a short story by Karen Russell. Proving Up will premiere at Washington National Opera in January 2018, and will be performed at Opera Omaha and New York’s Miller Theatre later that year. Missy’s music has been recorded and released on labels including New Amsterdam, Cedille, Bedroom Community, 4AD and Innova. Artists who have recorded Mazzoli’s music include eighth blackbird (whose Grammy-winning 2012 CD Meanwhile opened with Missy’s work Still Life with Avalanche), Roomful of Teeth, violinist Jennifer Koh, violist Nadia Sirota, NOW Ensemble, Newspeak, pianist Kathleen Supove, the Jasper Quartet, and violinist Joshua Bell, who recorded Missy’s work for the Mozart in the Jungle soundtrack. In November 2012 the original cast recording of Missy’s first opera, Song from the Uproar, was released on New Amsterdam Records. WQXR’s Daniel Stephen Johnson called this album “Solid gold...flowing from one number to the next, the music tells its own story, building to a series of emotional climaxes with the narrative assurance of a bonafide opera composer.” Missy is the recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, four ASCAP Young Composer Awards, a Fulbright Grant to The Netherlands, the Detroit Symphony’s Elaine Lebenbom Award, and grants from the Jerome Foundation, American Music Center, and the Barlow Endowment. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ucross, VCCA, the Blue Mountain Center and the Hermitage. She is also active as an educator and a mentor to young composers; in 2006 she taught composition in the Music Department of Yale University, and from 2007-2010 was Executive Director of the MATA Festival in New York City, an organization dedicated to promoting the work of young composers. Recent months included the Carnegie Hall premiere of a new work for chamber sextet yMusic, new collaborations with Paul Simon and Icelandic band Sigur Rós, an extended work for her ensemble Victoire and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and new works performed by pianist Emanuel Ax, Kronos Quartet, the LA Philharmonic and the Detroit Symphony. Missy recently joined the faculty at Mannes College of Music, and her works are published by G. Schirmer.


Art Seed at Marble House Project

Sarah & Joshua McCarty

Trained in sculpture and installation, Sarah builds platforms for collective making, healing, and transformation. Joshua, with a background in the culinary arts and hermeneutics, creates work that asks questions of consumption and ritual. Siblings who rarely got along, we now collaborate to facilitate interactive installations advancing deepened inhabitation, communication, and play. Our process begins in microcosm: mending our relationship offers first steps towards healing the world. Having inherited the ancestry of the colonizer and a vocabulary of love assuming possession, we’re imagining frameworks for moving and making that instead honor listening - through our bodies, our environments, and each other.

Art Seed at Marble House Project

Jules Rosskam

Jules Rosskam, Paternal Rites, 16mm film, 2017

Jules Rosskam, Paternal Rites, 16mm film, 2017

Jules Rosskam (b.1979 Illinois) is an award-winning filmmaker, educator and interdisciplinary artist interested in liminal spaces: the space between male and female, between documentary and fiction, between moving image and still. His interdisciplinary practice investigates the means by which we construct individual and collective histories and identities. Recent screenings include the British Film Institute, Leather Archives and Museum, Arsenal Berlin, Filmhuis Cavia, Halwalls Contemporary Art Center, and the Queens Museum of Art. Recent residencies include PLAYA (Summer Lake), ACRE (Steuben), Yaddo (Saratoga Springs), and ISSUE Project Room (Brooklyn). Recent grants include the LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund, Crossroads Grant Foundation, The Funding Exchange, Illinois Arts Council Grant, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Grant. His work has been published in Women and Performance, Transgender Studies Quarterly, and Make/Shift Magazine. Rosskam holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Film, Video, New Media, 2008). He has been a guest lecturer at various academic institutions, and is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at University of Maryland Baltimore County.


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Kensaku Shinohara

Born in Sapporo, Japan, Shinohara started dancing and creating his own work while studying anthropology at International Christian University in Tokyo in 2004. After dancing and touring nationally and internationally with companies such as Nomade-s, Grinderman, and with his own company Team Punchinello, he moved to New York City in 2009 for further creative work. Trained in modern and contemporary dance techniques as well as improvisation, Shinohara has collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Muller, Daria Faïn, Yoshiko Chuma and others.

He has presented his works in New York at venues including Queens Museum, Movement Research at Judson, St. Marks Church, 92nd street Y, One Bryant Park, Dumbo Arts Festival, LaMaMa Experimental Theater, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Queens Fringe Festival, WAX Works, Center for Performance Research, NYU Tisch, as well as other cities including Tucson (AZ), Milwaukee (WI), Pittsburgh (PA), Toronto (Canada), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Tainan (Taiwan), Tokyo, Yokohama, Akita, Sapporo (Japan). His works have been described as ''A spirited and fun take on urban experience,'' (Art Values Education) "A sophisticated structure that allowed for playfulness, unpredictability and pushed time and space" (Karen Bernard, New Dance Alliance) and ''Filled with humor''(OFFOFFOFF.com). As a dancer he has been described as possessing an "electrifying presence" (Shepherd Express). Shinohara is a recipient of a Queens Arts Fund New Work Grant (2016), Japan Foundation New York Grant for Arts & Culture (2016), Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership (2015-16). A dance event, Time For Dance in collaboration with Mana Kawamura was awarded an Akita City Cultural Development Grant (2016). In 2015 he was a finalist for the Yokohama Dance Collection EX competition. He has been a resident artist at The Field (NYC), Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn), BrooklynStudios for Dance (Brooklyn), MANA CONTEMPORARY (NJ), Dance Omi (Ghent, NY) and Earthdance (MA). He is an artist-in-residence at International Interdisciplinary Artist Consortium (MA) in 2017. Shinohara has taught contact improvisation, composition and technique workshops at Gibney Dance Center (New York), Emory University (Atlanta), Artifact Dance Project (Tucson), Canadian Contemporary Dance Theater (Toronto), PKTB (Malaysia), Seed Dance (Taiwan), Architanz (Tokyo), CONTE-SAPPORO (Sapporo) and more. Since 2013, he has curated CRUSHED MUFFINS, an artist gathering series in New York City.


Jasmine Dreame Wagner


Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American poet, multimedia artist, and musician. She is the author of On a Clear Day (Ahsahta Press) and Rings (Kelsey Street Press), winner of the Kelsey Street Press Firsts! Prize, selected by Elizabeth Robinson. She is also the author of six chapbooks: The Stag (Dancing Girl Press), Ask (Slope Editions), Seven Sunsets (The Lettered Streets Press), Rewilding (Ahsahta Press), Listening for Earthquakes (Caketrain), and True Crime (NAP). Her work appears in American Letters and Commentary, Beloit Poetry Journal, Colorado Review, Fence, Guernica, Hyperallergic, Witness, Yeti Magazine, and has been featured in two anthologies: The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press) and Lost and Found: Stories from New York (Mr. Beller's Neighborhood Books). Wagner is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts and grants and residencies from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education, Kultuuritehas Polymer, Summer Literary Seminars, and The Wassaic Project. She is critically interested in the anthropocene and landscapes of possible futures and will compose a series of lyric essays about quarries during her time at Marble House Project.