May 7, 2017
For this iteration of Sunday Service, Caitlin Baucom curated an evening titled A Raging Grace, gathering artists across disciplines who are lit from within by a burning well, and rather than combust, they use its fuels to go higher and brighter. Featuring Orlando Estrada, Greem Jellyfish, PAUL (Angelina Dreem), QUALIATIK, Lorelei Ramirez, and An Only Child.
‘It’s like having a sickness that gets more fierce as it passes on to wellness. We don’t have to view that period as an invitation to despair, but as a sign of potential transformation… whatever pain we are experiencing…’ –bell hooks
Working across performative disciplines, the artists included are also active as organizers and participants in their broader communities, acknowledging that the roots of rage go beyond the merely personal and its power can feed the world. Together, ‘we admit that we don’t want to see the world blown up; we are for the human species.’ –Andrea Juno & V. Vale, Angry Women.
About the Curator
Caitlin Baucom is a Brooklyn based artist and composer. She has shown interdisciplinary performance work at Knockdown Center, SIGNAL Gallery, HERE Arts, Dixon Place, JACK, 315 Gallery, and ABC No Rio in NYC; Dfbrl8r Gallery, High Concept Labs, Mana Contemporary, and MCA Chicago; and in Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Leipzig and Weimar, Germany. As a performer she works regularly with other artists, and has interpreted the works of Yoko Ono, Lygia Clark and James Lee Byars for MoMA and New Museum. She’s held residencies in Chicago, New York and Weimar, and has work and writing published in Emergency INDEX: Volume 3, Bad at Sports, Incident Magazine, and Sorry Archive’s Air Sheets. Her curatorial experiment trevorshaus programs monthly events bringing artists working across performative disciplines into a heightened temporary reality, and recently premiered the immersive sci–fi opera GENERATION SHIP at Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, featuring site specific commissions from a community of movement and sound artists.
About Sunday Service
Sunday Service is a curated series of short-form live performances across mediums. Taking place the first Sunday of each month in the Ready Room, a guest curator is invited to organize a salon style evening of in-progress works, performances, and presentations, anchored by a framing principle such as a question, proposition, theme, or formal structure. Sunday Service encourages works in progress and interdisciplinary endeavors showcased in a lo-fi environment to foster experimentation and critical discourse amongst peers.
Video by James Tate
Knockdown Center’s MEDIA page is an ongoing collection of audio, video, writing, and ephemera produced by our arts programming. It serves not only as an aural and visual index of the diverse artistic activities that occur within the space, but also as a resource for artists, writers, curators, and researchers who may be interested in learning more about the practitioners that come through our doors. As a primary source, documents housed within the MEDIA page have been minimally edited and largely unmodified. Audio files link to our Soundcloud channel, where curator conversations, exhibition walkthroughs, panels, and poetry readings can be heard individually, or as select playlists.