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In Performance: Tony Orrico’s Penwald -15 – fourths and quarters (NYC)

Tony Orrico: Penwald: 15: fourths and quarters
New Museum (NYC)
September 22, 2012 @ 3pm

Cover Image: Photo: David Ruano

Tony Orrico is a visual artist, performer, and choreographer whose work merges the act of drawing with choreographic gesture and bio-geometrics. Evocative of the graphite wall drawings of Sol LeWitt, action painting, and Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man,” Orrico’s “Penwald Drawings” have been presented and exhibited internationally in galleries, performance venues, and public spaces. His work reflects upon the limitations and awe-inspiring possibilities of man as machine, where subtle “imperfections” in the final drawings reveal the intervention of human presence in an otherwise mathematically precise choreographic gesture.

Orrico’s work is in the collection at the National Academy of Sciences and he will present a commissioned drawing at MUAC, Mexico City, in September for their permanent collection. He recently collaborated with choreographer John Jasperse on a design forCanyon, presented at BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Orrico is a former member of Trisha Brown Dance Company and Shen Wei Dance Arts, and was one of a select group of artists to re-perform the work of Marina Abramović during her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. (Source – New Museum Website)

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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