Video Still of  Antonym Then  (2019) by Stephanie Acosta, a video work created alongside (and featuring here) Sugar Vendil’s musical and live work  Antonym  , in progress at Mabou Mines

Video Still of Antonym Then (2019) by Stephanie Acosta, a video work created alongside (and featuring here) Sugar Vendil’s musical and live work Antonym , in progress at Mabou Mines

 

Summer creates in slow but surely and with it new collaborations, projects and travels emerge from their wintery slumber. It’s only right that I find myself working with ideas of winter among many other’s in this early work in progress collaboration with composer and interdisciplinary artist Sugar Vendil on her residency work Antonym showing this week at Mabou Mines. I’m excited to be creating with such a force and featuried artists Hajnal Pivnick and Laura Cocks who bring the work to life.

I hope you’ll join us for one of the FREE showings below and if not I hope you’ll catch the premiere of the full work in the future. Check out Sugar and all they are up to HERE and more on our showings below!

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ANTONYM

Created by Sugar Vendil

featuring Hajnal Pivnick and Laura Cocks

along with video projections by Stephanie Acosta

and fashion looks by Mimi Prober

SHowings May 22 @ 7p + May 23 @7:30p w/talk back

ALL SHOWINGS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mabou Mines
150 First Avenue, Second Floor
New York, NY 10009

“Antonym” is an interdisciplinary piece that connects sound, movement, and projection design. There’s no antonym for nostalgia. “Antonym” (working title) attempts to construct the thing we don’t have a word for: if nostalgia is a yearning for the past, “Antonym” longs for forward motion and envisions the future as an escape from pain. Using field recordings of New York City throughout the year, the four seasons serve as a cyclical frame and context for memory. This performance will show the first completed movement I. Winter: Now, Then, and then. It features composer-pianist Sugar Vendil, violinist Hajnal Pivnik, flutist Laura Cocks, projection design by Stephanie Acosta, and costumes by fashion designer Mimi Prober.