Big Art Group’s work with media is featured in an article in the New York Times about companies that have been working in and with media and their relationship with the pandemic performance practices happening today. “All the World’s a Screen? They’re Used to It… Ask the artists who’ve blurred the boundaries between live and […]
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Special Effects Festival January 09-10, 2020@ Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St, New York, NY This year’s edition of Special Effects Festival asks…How do we combine difference?How do we assemble coalition?and what is the power of togetherness. Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. Drawing on a […]
Big Art Group is discussed in depth in the new article, “Doubleness on the New York Contemporary Experimental Stage: Bodies and Technology” by Emeline J. Jouve. The article can be read in French or In English. “Doubleness on the New York Contemporary Experimental Stage: Bodies and Technology” explores the representations of bodies in a corpus […]
Big Art Group’s script from the 2017 work, OPACITY, presented at the Bard Live Arts Biennial is in Yale University’s Theater Magazine published by Duck University Press. Opacity is built around the framework of the “interface,” specifically the threat of the increasingly opaque intermediation of algorithms between the real and the experienced. The performance uses sculptural, […]
Caden Manson will be speaking about FRAMEWORKS, a system for researching, thinking, and making Contemporary Performance created by Manson and Jemma Nelson (Big Art Group) at the The Chaos & Method Symposium at DAMU in Prague, CZ May 28 & 29, 2018. This symposium is a gathering of pedagogues, artists and students where we share experiences […]
Contemporary Performance has published Contemporary Performance Currents edited by Caden Manson and researched and written by the members of the Contemporary Performance Think Tank. It is now available on Amazon The Contemporary Performance Think Tank: Currents focuses on contemporary performing artists and companies redefining the formal relationships of architecture, artist, and audience. For this book, […]
The JHI-UTM Seminar on Digital and Mixed Reality Performance presents: Big Art Group (NYC) From Real Time Film to Cryptopresence: Big Art Group’s Performance Strategies Talk and Reception Thursday March 22, 2018 3-5 p.m. Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street Use the St. George entrance (on the east side of the building), and take […]
Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson curate the 5th annual Special Effects Festival in NYC January 11-13, 2018 at The Wild Project in the East Village. Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. Drawing on a network of over 7K artists who are part of contemporaryperformance.com, the festival samples […]
Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson are published in “Imagined Theatres” this month. http://amzn.to/2pBAeVo Imagined Theatres collects hypothetical performances written by nearly one hundred leading theorists and artists of the contemporary stage. These dramatic fragments, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary events that put theory itself onstage. Each no longer than a page, and accompanied by a […]
This Summer, Caden Manson will be leading a week long workshop titled, Frameworks: Digital Devising For Contemporary Performance at La Mama International’s Director’s Symposium in Umbria, Italy July 23-30, 2017. During the workshop, students will be introduced to some of the key terms and techniques Manson uses for developing work with his company Big Art Group. […]