2014 Talk #3 Panelists (Performative)
luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Montevideo contemporary dance communities. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. She is a two-time "Bessie" Award recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow and Creative Capital Grantee. http://www.lachugar.org/
Miguel Gutierrez, a dance and music artist based in Brooklyn, has been called “one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices” by Dance Magazine. His work has toured internationally and received support from many prestigious foundations. He is the winner of three New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" awards. WHEN YOU RISE UP, a book of his performance texts, is available from 53rd State Press. He also invented DEEP AEROBICS, an absurdist workout for the radical in all of us. http://www.miguelgutierrez.org/
Todd Shalom (moderator) works with text, sound and image to re-contextualize the body in space using vocabulary of the everyday. He is the founder and director of Elastic City. In this role, Todd leads his own walks, collaborates with artists to lead joint walks, and works with artists in a variety of disciplines to adapt their expertise to the participatory walk form. Todd is a member of the core faculty in Pratt Institute's MFA in Writing program.
Jillian Steinhauer is the senior editor of the art blogazine Hyperallergic and a writer living in Brooklyn. She received her MA in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University. Her writing has taken her to burlesque shows, boat hotels, bike races, and the Internet Cat Video Festival (where she got to hold Grumpy Cat). Her work appears regularly in Hyperallergic and has also been published in the LA Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, and the Jewish Daily Forward, among other places.
Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture-activated MIDI controllers, and video. She has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, Other Minds (SF), the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She's created installation works and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. http://www.pamelaz.com
photo: Nick Robles. From "Move Me Baby" by Miguel Gutierrez (2012)