August 5th-7th, 2011
Housed in and around historic buildings in Wassaic, NY, The Wassaic Project’s annual Summer Festival aims to present art in a venue that challenges the white walls of traditional art spaces, focusing instead on site-sensitive installations and performances. As visitors climb through the vertical levels of the Project’s historic wooden mill-cum-exhibition space, they are able to explore the work of over 100 emerging contemporary artists, whose bold and intricate installations, paintings, sculptures and videos respond beautifully to the unique architecture that houses them. In 2010 over 4,000 festivalgoers shared in the three-day celebration. The 2011 Summer Festival, which promises to be even bigger, offers a unique weekend-long opportunity for the general public, as well as artists of all mediums, to come together, exchange ideas, learn new things, and engage in a thriving arts community—free of cost.
Our Film Program, organized by the Wassaic Project’s Director of Film Programming Liliana Greenfield-Sanders and guest curators Rowan Riley, Joshua Frankel and Amy Basil, is comprised of over 20 short films from emerging filmmakers and two outdoor midnight movie screenings during the Festival. The line-up includes The Strange Ones (directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein), The Substitute (directed by Talya Lavie), Suu and Uchikawa (written and directed by Nathanael Carton), Ten Years from Now (written and directed by Jordan Schiele), and Little Horses (written by Levi Abrino and Wassaic alum Luke Matheny, directed by Levi Abrino), among others.
Our Dance Program, co-curated by Charmaine Warren (Harlem Stage, The Ailey School) and the Wassaic Project Dance Committee, features performances by an all-star cast that includes Malinda Ray Allen, Jamel Gaines (Creative Outlet Dance Theater), Vincent Hardy, Helen Heinaman (Viewpointe), Maré Hieronimus, Earl Moseley (Institute for the Arts), Becky Sellinger, and Antonia Urzua. The performances will embrace the unique structure and environment of the Maxon Mills as the dancers interact with the art installations and audiences on the expansive renovated deck adjacent to the mill.
See more about the exhibition HERE.
Lauren Adelman, Michael Aghy, Ben Bigelow, Lorne Blythe, Jade Boyd, Hannah Brenner-Leonard, Josh Bricker, The Bridge Club, Peter Brock, Benjamin Brown, Isabella Bruno, Dana Bunker, Grant Cornett, Sena Clara Creston, Richard Deon, Danielle Durchslag, Ryan Frank, Joshua Frankel, Jamie Gaul, Ann Gaziano, David Grainger, Sarah Hardesty, Gregory Hayes, Troy Herion, Janine Iversen, Kate Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Ben Judd, Hyeon Jung Kim, Matthew C. Lange, JaeWook Lee, Guillaume Legare, Valerie Magarian, Tom Mason, Shepard McCallum, Lori Merhige, Naomi Miller, Jackie Mock, Gala Narezo, Alee Peoples, Amy Podmore, Francis Rabkin, Steve Rossi, Lauren Ruth, Tomie Seo, Nicholas Shepard, Matthew Slats, Eliza Swann, Fabian Tabibian, Breanne Trammell, Clement Valla, Leigh Van Duzer, Brian Wane, Ian Warren, Christopher Wawrinofsky, James Weingrod, Audra Wolowiec, Angelo Womak, Michael Woody, Rick Wray, Angela Zammarelli, and Mario Zecca
dutchess county artists:
Ghost of a Dream, Hannah Brenner-Leonard, Richard Deon, Henry Klimowicz, Steve Rossi, Breanne Trammell, and Mario Zecca
Dustin Bowlin & Glynnis McDaris
Electric Junkyard Gamelan
Matt Lewkowicz and the Voicemail Orchestra
Thomas Wesley Stern
This Frontier Needs Heroes
Malinda Ray Allen, Christal Brown, Vincent Hardy, Helen Heineman, Mare Hieronimus, Antonia Urzua
Levi Abrino, “Little Horses”; Nathanael Carton, “Suu and Uchikawa”; G. J. Echternkamp, “Frank & Cindy”; John Patton Ford, “Patrol”; Talya Lavie, “The Substitute”; Vance Malone, “The Poodle Trainer”; Chris Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein, “The Strange Ones”; Jordan Schiele “Ten Years from Now”
Curated by Joshua Frankel
Directors: Mato Atom, Jordan Bruner, Yves Geleyn, Jasmin Jodry, David Lobser, Mixtape Club, MK12, Hayley Morris, Arvind Palep, David Prosser, PSST (exquisite corpse style directing curated by Bran Dougherty-Johnson including Ryan Dunn, Paul Cayrol, Masayoshi Nakamura, Ryan Rothermel and Thai Tran, Jon Saunders, Cary Janks and Caroline Attia), Katja Schweiker and Thomas Frenzel, Molly Schwartz, Matt Smithson, Ned Wenlock, Xaver Xylophon and Laura Junger