Feb 25: Autumn Knight
7pm at The Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Ave Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222
This work in progress is a single-channel video focusing on a woman darting back and forth across an empty space. This meditative study of a singular figure works to decipher an internal landscape, determine a trustworthy timeline for the intersection of artist and subject, while also redirecting a particular type of gaze. The woman featured in the video floats effortlessly across the screen, in some type of dance, yet does not perform for the camera. In the larger work, it is revealed that she is playing ping pong. In addition to mapping meaning and narrative onto body movement and facial expression, I’m interested in the emergent competitive space opening wider for women generally, and the responsibility of witnessing it.
Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Her performance work has been on view at various institutions including DiverseWorks, Project Row Houses, Crystal Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Optica (Montreal), The Poetry Project (NY), The Studio Museum in Harlem, Krannert Art Museum and the Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU).
Link to reading: Philip Auslander, THE PERFORMATIVITY OF PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTATION
Other suggested readings: Thomas McDonough, Production/Projection: Notes on the Capitalist Fairy Tale