Brooklyn-based performers Anya Liftig and Sophia Cleary present an evening of performance rooted in comedic and ecstatic engagements of the everyday, examining their lives as artists, and mining anxiety as a performative strategy.
Anya Liftig is a "transpecies" artist who is currently in the process of transitioning from human to canine. Her performance will explore the phenomenology of nature through John Milton's maxim, "The way to know were not to see but taste."
Sophia Cleary will present "Female Figure II," a solo performance that cultivates sensitivity to an emotional body by acknowledging a persistent tension between performer and audience. A lecture-performance and dance, "Female Figure II" explores the specificity and nuance related to ways of speaking, and how the quality of the voice can misconstrue or amplify the words that are uttered.
This event was organized by Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James. James is a New York-based curator who succeeds Marissa Perel, AUX's Fall 2013 Curatorial Fellow.
Additional performers and participants may be announced at a later date.
The AUX Curatorial Fellowships have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.