1. "Supper" was designed to be a communal dining and sensory experience with exquisite food and wine, handmade goods, incorporating spatial choreography. In a small passage in Robert Farrar Capon’s book, The Supper of the Lamb, he describes necessities of the proper slicing of an onion. The process involves taking a seat at the kitchen table rather than standing at the counter, for a good hour is meant to be spent in the company of the onion. "Supper" be not be ‘a mere trip to the trough.’ It illustrates the importance of the relationship between objects in meeting with each other, occupying a space in time with their being. Sourcing and preparation for "Supper" was by The Pixie and the Scout, a network of growers and producers formed over years of sourcing and cooking in the North Atlantic region; The custom menu offered a celebration of time-honored techniques from some of New York's finest kitchens; an aesthetic expression composed of simple, exquisite details and a commitment to cooking and eating toward the future of food. The architectural experience was been designed by Pilot Projects Design Collective of NYC. Custom dinner troughs invite participants into a unique food-sharing experience incorporating elements of light, structure and choreography.

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  2. "Folding Cosmos" is a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, held in New York on Sept 3-11, 2011 to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 in New York City and March 11, 2011 in Japan. This exhibit is both a commemoration and symbol of hope for the rebuilding of those communities devastated by tragedy.

    To imply the idea of a miniature universe, Miwako Kurashima named this project “Folding Cosmos,” saying, “Together, we will travel around the universe in the ‘ark,’ in this case, expressed in the most minimal space found in a Japanese tea house: the alcove.” Takeshiro Matsuura, an explorer who lived in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate, used “The One-Mat Room,” a single tatami mat in an alcove in his final residence. This serves as the motif for this project’s concept.

    The idea of appreciating the contemporary expressions of our artists over a cup of tea stems from the traditional tea ceremony in Japan, which treasures every meeting as a “once in a lifetime” experience. By doing this, we would like to share not only the contemporary and traditional part of Japanese culture but also its view of the world and even its hidden miniature universes.

    Music by sound artist Mamoru Okuno

    foldingcosmos.org/journal-en/

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  3. Reel Breakdown

    1. "Color Me Obsessed" directed by Gorman Berchard (Sept 2010); feature documentary; animated sequences; animator.

    2. "Faust Arp" by Radiohead (Mar 2009); music video assignment; animator.

    3. "The Daily Special" performance by The Laundry Shop (May 2009); music video; director, animator, editor.

    4. "Spencer's Big Adventure" (Oct 2007); stop-motion animated short; animator.

    5. "Voluntourism" (May 2010); Reality show pilot; title sequence; animator.

    6. "Check Up On it" by Beyoncé (April 2009); music video assignment; animator.

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  4. Four Women.
    Two Performances.
    One Day.

    If I talked to someone else the way I talk to my body, I would not stand for it. If I taught someone else how I trick my own body into not getting what it wants, I would be disgusted with myself. If my body image issues belonged to someone else, I would fight with all of my might to change them.

    If my body could talk back to me, I think it would be frightened, hurt, and angry.

    This show was birthed from my body's screams to let it live freely. This show is possible because my body chose to live.

    Sunday, January 22nd, 2pm and 8pm
    Space on White
    81 White Street (between Lafayette and Broadway. N/R to Canal St.).

    $7 tickets are available cash only at the door. Only 30 seats per show, doors open half an hour before each show.

    Learn more at thebodystories.weebly.com

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