Source: ISSUE Project Room.
ISSUE is pleased to announce additional streamed Fall, 2020 commissions, including the Distant Pairs series. The series commissions artists to produce collaborative work at a time when the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted their ability to travel and perform, and altered the nature of collective work and performance. Pairing artists in disparate locations who cannot work together in “traditional” ways, the Distant Pairs series examines the collaborative process, methods of working, and partnership amidst these constrained conditions.
The series features first time collaboration between composers, improvisers, and multi-instrumentalists Joe McPhee & Taku Unami (10/27), a new film by London-based pianist and composer Veryan Weston & saxophonist and composer Ingrid Laubrock (10/28), the debut collaboration between multidisciplinary artist Dreamcrusher & Berlin-based producer and DJ Dis Fig (10/29), as well as new work from cult punk icons Ana da Silva & Phew (10/30).
The Season also sees streamed commissions from 2020 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow Leyya Tawil, as well as new prorgrams from past Curatorial Fellows Benedict Nguyen and DeForrest Brown Jr. Leyya Tawil curates the third NOMADIC SIGNALS program, presenting a performance and conversation with Dirar Kalash & Jamal R. Moore (11/12). 2019 Fellow, Benedict Nguyen presents Jordan Demetrius Lloyd’s The Last Moon in Mellowland (11/20), a new project in their curatorial platform soft bodies in hard places. Rhythmanalyst, media theorist and 2017 Fellow DeForrest Brown Jr. will present a to-be-announced project (11/7).