Art Klub Residencies
The Art Klub offers residencies to artists of all disciplines. We request a minimum of 3 weeks, with a maximum of up to 3 months at a time.
We are accepting proposals detailing the artist's background and goals for time spent at the Art Klub, and we encourage community outreach while in residency. Time frames and residency fees are negotiable based on needs of artist in terms of space and support. Communication is key!
If you're interested in a residency, please complete and submit the residency proposal here!
Artist-in-Residence: Studio Habeas Corpus
Habeas Corpus is a research & design studio focused on materiality and the body through dress, architecture, dance, & history. It is organized as an absolute monarchy, currently ruled by Faune Stevens. Its headquarters have just been moved to New Orleans.
Studio Habeas Corpus will embark upon a free-form exploration of the textile histories of New Orleans & Louisiana, revolving primarily around cotton and indigo. Traces of past local industries & their cohort of human & environmental exploitation, mirroring the current fast fashion world and its own cohort of human & environmental exploitation. The possibility of mending and creating new garments for ourselves, the possibility of healing through fiber & color, both literally and metaphorically.
Artists-in-Residence May 2018: Tahni Holt, Luke Wyland and Willis Willis
Apples & Pomegranates resides in the space after a collapse. In this case the collapse is both societal and a state of being. Materiality of the performers’ bodies comes into sharp focus as the main artifacts rising from the rubble. The performers are: Choreographer, Tahni Holt (dancer), Holland Andrews (singer/poet) and Willis Willis (Trombonist). Symbolically we understand what has survived: Dance, Poetry and Music. And although A & P uses symbolic reasoning as a pushing off point, it imagines aspects of the performers bodies as artifact to illicit new configurations for potential futures to arise.
The work is a rigorous examination of some of the many parts that make us human: emotionality, nostalgia, language, voice, lineage, sense of time, sound, the performer’s image bound bodies and embodied expression. The heart of the choreography conjures the artifacts into a continually changing kaleidoscope of expression.
Luke Wyland’s music composition unearths discordant tension. Wyland electronically samples the sound of the performers voices, recycling it, in real time, with a nod to Holt’s riot grrrlhood, who came of age in the early Nineties in the Pacific Northwest. Willis blows their horn: a funeral procession; an army advances; a parade marches on.
Artist-in-Residence April/May 2018: Chandler Thomas
Thomas manipulates materials of her personal history to display transformations in her identity and persona. She items materials of significance, such as her discarded underwear, T-shirts of past lovers, etc., and performs blending body and material through actions including arm-knitting herself into cocoons or “macrame-ing” herself into particular position.
Dance Company in Residence: Artivism Dance Theatre
Artivism Dance Theatre aims to generate discussions among our audiences using dance theatre to open a dialogue around important social issues. We work with current issues without having a particular demographic in mind through which to view such issues and without a specific agenda of political issues in which to tackle. We believe that dance and theatre have the ability to speak across culture, age, ability, and background like nothing else and our passion for this work is the inspiration for Artivism Dance Theatre. Our goal is to build a company where artists can articulate their intellectuality and intellectuals can express their artistry; where one does not have to be separate from the other.