THREAD – A seven-week performance series
“A gallery. A museum. An open filed. The body as material-producer of words, sounds, gestures, movements, actions-is the connective tissue between three distinct sites. A singe work will be enacted in different contexts, thus unfolding and evolving in time before different bodies witnessing the thread.” – Thomas Albrecht
The Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery proudly announces THREAD, a performance art series spanning over seven-weeks with an opening performance on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m.
The Ann Street Gallery has expanded its programming by introducing performance art into the gallery setting in an effort to blur the lines between artistic disciplines and to further encourage the community in a conversation between contemporary artforms. The first event in the THREAD series is entitled Under Bell, a collaborative performance by Rae Goodwin and Máiréad Delaney.
“Grace is a bell tolling, a high tower bell. The bell tolls and marks time, peals madness, see the rhythm of the prison and the work shift and the schoolroom and the mass. Here we are in the shapes of bells. Laboring inside the sound of the bell. Laboring in response to the echoing sound. Moving in rhythm and back out. Moving without accomplishing anything extraordinary. We will be working with ideas of Grace, and with the cultural expectations around women to bear up and to bare all.” – Rae Goodwin and Máiréad Delaney
Goodwin and Delaney met in the summer of 2015 at a performance art residency themed Essential Departures, at Rosekill performance art farm in Rosendale, NY. The focus of the residency was the use of the female body in the landscape during performance art. Since then Goodwin and Delaney have embarked on a collaborative journey investigating women’s labor, grace, futility and time. Under Bell performed in the THREAD series, is a continuation of and builds upon their first three collaborations performed at Rosekill Farm 2015 and Performancy Forum at Panoply Performance Laboratory 2016.
Over the course of the THREAD seven-weekend performance series, many of the featured artists will be showcasing their work at collaborating venues such as the Queens Museum and the Rosekill Farm in Rosendale, NY. On Saturday afternoon May 21st Rae Goodwin and Máiréad Delaney will be participating in a lecture series entitled TALKaCTIVE at the Queens Museum and from 2 – 4 p.m. performing in Unisphere Park, organized by future performing THREAD artist- Hector Canonge.
Rae Goodwin received an MFA from Winthrop University and have shown work at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, McColl Center for Visual Art, Dimanche Rouge in Paris, 10/12 Gallery in Brussels, SUPERNOVA and BIPAF festivals and other venues. Goodwin also served as Director of Art Foundations at the University of Kentucky.
Máiréad Delany earned her degree in English and Theatre from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Each Saturday from May 21st through July 2nd the THREAD performance art series will feature a new performance by eleven different visiting artists to include: Rae Goodwin (Kentucky), Máiréad Delaney (Vermont), Nyugen E. Smith (NYC), Ian Deleon (Brooklyn), Tif (Brooklyn), Tande (NYC) ,Vela Phelan (Massachusetts), Alice Vogler (Massachusetts), Hector Canonge (NYC) Joseph Ravens (Illinois), and Brian McCorkle (NYC).
THREAD was co-curated by Thomas Albrecht and Virginia Walsh.
Thomas Albrecht performance art projects have explored ritual and language in public spaces, galleries, and museums, prodding cultural beliefs and individual doubts. Albrecht received his BFA from RISD, a MA in Religion from Yale, and his MFA from the Universtity of Washington. He presently serves as Assistant Dean at SUNY New Paltz.
Virginia Walsh is the Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the Ann Street Gallery.
For more information regarding THREAD performance art series and the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance Artists Featured:
May 21: Rae Goodwin & Mairead Delaney – 8 p.m.
May 28: Ian Deleon, Nyugen Smith and Tif – 8 p.m.
June 4: Tande (né Whitney V. Hunter) – 8 p.m.
June 11: Alice Vogler & Vela Phelan – 8 p.m.
June 18: Hector Canonge – 8 p.m.
June 25: Joseph Ravens – 8 p.m.
July 2: Brian McCorkle – 8 p.m.
The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street, Newburgh, NY.
Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 1:30 and 2:30 – 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Newburgh Last Saturdays of each month 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.