Shroud Study One, Storm King, 2016

R.I.P. Tees: A Meditation on the Archive of Mourning
Led by Lachell Workman at Outlooks: Heather Hart

At Storm King Art Center
Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, both at 6p
Free with admission

This explorative performance will consider the geographies of public and private monuments as they relate to inner-city spaces marked by memorialization and Storm King's new addition of Outlooks: Heather Hart. R.I.P. Tees extends from Workman's textile-based, t-shirt works embarked upon during her 2016 residency at the Shandaken Project. Within Workman's practice she considers the multiplicity of the memorial t-shirt as a cartographic corporeal marker. Workman points to the radical, performative possibilities of bridging literature, verbal testimony, installation, and oratorical history. Workman writes:

"Through a material investigation of ephemera and infrastructural materials, I am exploring what it means to visualize and construct a memorial within visible and hidden spaces. Many of these sites I describe as 'empty,' 'invisible' and 'hidden in plain sight.' Sculpture and installation have served as my foundation for instigating complex narratives of monuments as they exist within public and private spaces. I am particularly interested in the formal and aesthetic language of the street side memorial and the cultural coding of the 'R.I.P. T-shirt.' This work shows up in my practice as a series of questions: what constitutes a memorial, a public monument and who, specifically, are the people and events that matter enough to be publicly memorialized?"

Lachell Workman (b. 1989, Stratford, CT) is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York and Connecticut. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of Connecticut in 2011, and her MFA from SUNY Purchase College in 2015. Her work considers ritualistic practices of mourning and memorialization within inner-city spaces as a site for radical visibility. Through deconstructing ephemera such as family snapshots, t-shirts, and infrastructural materials, she works to disrupt and narratives of grief from a disproportionate trauma weighted in the black body. Her recent exhibitions include THREE. at We Buy Gold (2017), Where We Land, The Union for Contemporary Art, Queering Space at Yale University (2016), and Dineo Seshee Bopape, "Untitled (of the occult instability) [feelings]" at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2016).

This program is presented in collaboration with Storm King Art Center. Initiated in 2013 by the Art Center, Wanderings & Wonderings invites visitors to engage with artists in creative and unexpected ways. Participating artists have created tours, maps, performances, poetry and movement workshops, new media, and deeply thoughtful conversations. Since 2015, Wanderings and Wonderings has been co-presented with the Shandaken Project, featuring select alumni and collaborators.


The Shandaken Project at NADA New York
March 2–5, 2017
572 Washington Street, Booth 1.17

Open to the Public:
Thursday, March 2, 4–8pm
Friday, March 3, 11am–7pm
Saturday, March 4, 11am–7pm
Sunday, March 5, 11am–5pm

With work by Brie Ruais, Shellyne Rodriguez, and Rebecca Ward, and a preview our new edition by Jibade Khalil-Huffman

Six Years of The Shandaken Project
At Phillips Auction House
450 Park Avenue, ground floor

Open to the public March 7 to 17
Cocktail reception and preview March 13, 6-8pm 

Phillips is pleased to present Six Years of The Shandaken Project, a retrospective exhibition of work by alumni and colleagues of this young, vanguard organization. Shandaken's process-focused, interdisciplinary residency program supports critical voices in contemporary cultural production, and is currently produced in partnership with Storm King Art Center.

Featuring Danielle Dean, Frank Haines, Gordon Hall, Dmitri Hertz, Kristen Jensen, Tatiana Kronberg, Stephen Lichty, Ryan James MacFarland, Oren Pinhassi, Mariah Robertson, Shellyne Rodriguez, Brie Ruais, Michael Stamm, Jonathan VanDyke, Siebren Viersteeg, Wang Xu, Rebecca Ward, and Lachell Workman

Wanderings and Wonderings with Amelia Bande
Saturday, May 27 and Saturday, June 3, both at 2p
At Maya Lin's Storm King Wavefield, Storm King Art Center
Free with admission

Writer and artist Amelia Bande will offer an outdoor musical lecture at Maya Lin's 2007-8 earthwork Storm King Wavefield. This program was developed as a project called Walk Writing, undertaken during Bande's 2016 residency at The Shandaken Project at Storm King. Long walks produced a series of audio-text meditations on politics, art, and friendships, intertwined with reflections about the Storm King landscape and the sculptural works of the Art Center. She writes:

On Earth Day, April 22, I wake up very late. I go on Facebook and someone has posted a live broadcast of the March for Science. Maya Lin is onstage speaking: I am an artist and environmentalist. In my work, I reveal aspects of the natural world that you might not be aware of. I was at Storm King only two days ago. At Lin's Storm King Wavefield, I thought of mountains and the sea as barriers and their correlation to geographical belonging, physical displacement and language. I was also thinking about preservation. Not only of the environment, but also of my interpersonal relationships. I kept on acting as if my friends moving away had no consequences. I want everybody to be as free as they can be, but I wonder if I was pushing people away by not expressing how important their actual presence was for me. What were the chances of Maya Lin appearing on my computer screen? She continues: ...awareness of what we are losing...plausible future scenarios that balance our needs with that of nature.

Responses: A Diaspora Tour
Led by Zavé Martohardjono
With support from Lily Bo Shapiro

Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30
Beginning at Isamu Noguchi's Momo Taro, 2pm,
Storm King Art Center

The Diaspora Performa-Tour is a performative exploration of selected sculptures by Asian diasporic artists from the Storm King collection. Led by Zavé Martohardjono with research collaboration from Lily Bo Shapiro, the Performa-Tour will reveal and respond to the concepts, process, and geopolitical context of each work, as well as the biography of its maker. Reading beyond the "facts" offered in formal writings, the Performa-Tour artists consider histories of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee backlash and dig into perspective, experience, politics, and subtext, evident or invisible, within each work visited. This program is free with admission to Storm King.

Zavé Martohardjono is an interdisciplinary artist interested in geopolitics, social justice, queer glam, and embodied healing. Martohardjono is currently in residence at The Bronx Museum of the Arts through the BxMA Co-Lab residency; was a Gibney Dance Work Up 3.0 artist (2017); has had residencies at The Shandaken Project at Storm King (2016), La MaMa (2016), Chez Bushwick (2015); and was a Lambda Literary Fellow (2015). Among many venues, they’ve performed at BAAD!, Boston Center for the Arts, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance, Issue Project Room, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Movement Research at Judson Church, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Recess, and the Wild Project.

This work is presented with Storm King Art Center as part of their Wanderings and Wonderings series, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.