P.S. 4: Scavengers - FLOCK
FLOCK (Pop-up Event Presenter)
Featured Artist Evening: 12/13/2017
FLOCK is a constellation of distinct individuals under the artistic direction of Meryl Murman dedicated to pushing the boundaries of contemporary performance through inquiry, curiosity and play.
Meryl Murman creates at the intersection of cinema and performance with the moving body as her central instrument. Inclined toward that which is messy, fragile, vulnerable and chaotic, her work questions intimacy in the modern age. She remains curious about exploring new systems for creating the reproducible image, particularly ones that rely more on corporeal literacy than visual. Borrowed Trauma was originally tested in Vienna at ImpulsTanz International Dance Festival and IDOCDE Symposium, and has continued to develop through the rigor and curiosity of various groups of people from Greece to Los Angeles.
Caitlin Adams is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer and performer originally from Los Angeles and based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been presented at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Highways Performance Space, El Segundo Museum of Art, RedCat, Human Resources LA, Machine Project and Bates Dance Festival (ME). From 2014-2017, she had the pleasure of founding and organizing Dynasty Center, a community space, rehearsal studio and DIY venue in Chinatown, Los Angeles. In April 2017, she released her first book, Trying Poems under collaborative partner Machine Project.
Milo Daemgen is a filmmaker based in New Orleans. His work has been shown in Art Galleries across the US and his films have screened nationally and internationally. He is a co-owner of the production company, The Greenhouse Collective.
Ann Glaviano is a writer, DJ, dancer, and dance-maker born and based in New Orleans. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Antigravity, Slate, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, and other literary publications. Her performance project, Known Mass, is an ongoing collaboration between local dancers and musicians, aesthetically and ethically motivated by devised-theatre and DIY punk traditions; iterations of Known Mass have been staged at Art Klub, Marigny Opera House, and the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, MS for their first annual Fall Dance Festival. Pretty much everyone in Ann’s family was baptized at St. Maurice Church in the Lower Ninth Ward.
Nick Shamblott is a cinematographer and photographer living in New Orleans. Driven by a fascination of both the objective and subjective properties of image making his research is conducted in photographic and cinematic mediums varying from single images to feature films. Through these studies he hopes to reach a fluency in both image making as well as gain a higher understanding of our own perceptual systems and their accompanying philosophical implications.