Helical BagBody – IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE + EXPERIMENTAL TALKBACK: Thursday, May 2, 7pm doors, 7:30pm performance
suggested donation $5-20 (no one turned away)
Amanda Hunt and IV Castellanos will be in-residence at MARSH for 1 week. During this time, Hunt and Castellanos will further develop their project “Helical BagBody,” a movement-based work performed in 2018 at Panoply Performance Laboratory and Judson Memorial Church in NYC. Working across the multiple indoor and outdoor spaces at MARSH, the artists will re-work the existing piece and add more material, embedding solos and extending the runtime of the work. Hunt and Castellanos will also explore in more depth the work’s existing ideas and vocabularies of wrestling, laboring together, organizing materials, and treatments of bodies as objects. The new addition of solos creates a body that observes and is observed. During studio time, Hunt and Castellanos will also create objects and an installation in preparation for the public performance at the end of the residency.
Amanda Hunt is a NYC based performing artist. Hunt has presented solo work at Judson Memorial Church, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Segundo Piso (Puebla MX), and Larkin Arts Gallery (Harrisonburg VA), and DRFI at Limerick Institute for Tech. (Limerick, Ireland). Hunt has made collaborative performances with IV Castellanos at Gibney Dance Center (NYC), Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn), The Aha Festival (Santa Fe, NM), Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles, CA), Inverse Performance Festival (Arkansas), The Knockdown Center (Queens, NYC), and The Queens Museum (NYC). Hunt has also collaborated with Feminist Art Group (F.A.G.) at Danspace Project (NYC) and Rosekill Art Life Institute (Kingston NY). As a dancer, Hunt has worked for artists Sam Kim, Kathy Westwater (2013-2017), Elke Luyten and Kira Alker, and performed in the Mile Long Opera durationally on the Highline in NYC. Residencies include Chez Bushwick, Anonymous Ensemble, Rosekill Art Life Institute, and OFAR (Harrisonburg VA).
IV Castellanos is a Brooklyn based performance artist and sculptor who has performed solo work at The Queens Museum, Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), Bushwick Open Studios, Chinatown Soup NYC, Panoply Performance Laboratory, and Grace Exhibition Space. They have collaborated with Amanda Hunt on performances at Gibney Dance Center, PPL, Grace Exhibitin Space, The Aha Festival, Highways Performance Space, Inverse Performance Festival, The Knockdown Center, The Queens Museum, and more. Castellanos has collaborated with Maria Hupfield in “Call and Response”, which travelled to Grunt Gallery (Vancouver, CA), MAW Gallery, and Bullet Space. Their sculptural work and performative work was featured in a six week show at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, in collaboration with Maria Hupfield and Esther Neff. They have held residencies at Chez Bushwick, OFAR, Anonymous Ensemble, and Rosekill Art Life Institute.