Artists in Residence
RESIDENCY 25: MARCH 6-APRIL 14, 2017
Composer/Performer/Sound Artist, Collaborator with Andrea Parkins
As a soloist as well as a member of several ensembles, Burkhard Beins is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. He works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations. He gives workshops based on his graphic score system Adapt/Oppose, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book Echtzeitmusik Berlin - Self-Defining a Scene. Beins lives in Berlin, Germany.
Dance & Performance Artist
Lance Gries creates movement and body-based artwork that is activated by the dynamic play between materiality and immateriality. The body, anchored in the physical plane, becomes the material through which the non-material energies of consciousness, awareness, physics, metaphysics and other mysteries are observed and ordered, becoming a "choreography of experience." Gries’ long history as a dancer, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance in New York City collides with his philosophical inquiries and theoretical leanings.
Patricia Lay-Dorsey (Photolucida’s Critical Mass program awardee)
Patricia Lay-Dorsey uses her training and life experiences as social worker, peace activist, group facilitator, exhibiting artist and woman with a disability to share the inside story of the individuals, groups and places she photographs. Authenticity and honesty are the tools she uses; her goal is to benefit the whole. Her work can be seen in exhibitions, books, print magazines and online, but she now considers Instagram her primary platform. Lay-Dorsey lives in metro Detroit.
Tony Lewis is constantly looking for new ways to make drawings, using writing to attach language to them. He is deeply committed to building a new meaning of the word “drawing,” beyond a colloquial standard. Lewis feels that at its base, art is a generous, compassionate alms, kept alive by respect and constantly suffocated by economic and political plunder. Drawing is a tool that helps him to better understand this relationship. Lewis lives in Chicago.
Eric Mack’s work began as an exploration of painting – questions regarding its objecthood, its fullness and its capacity to hold contemporary emotion. These questions have been fortified and complicated through the use of spatial conjecture more aligned with installation art. His use of paint mingles with external materiality, absorbing textured meaning, often using textiles and common support structures, including garments. Mack lives in New York City.
Andrea Parkins is known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically-processed accordion, as well as her investigation of embodiment and chance with self-designed virtual sound-processing instruments. With these instruments, she creates sonic fields of lush harmonics and sculpted electronic feedback, punctuated by moments of gap and rift. Her projects include multi-diffusion electronic sound installations; electroacoustic solo and ensemble works; and sound for contemporary dance, experimental film and intermedia performance. Parkins is based in Berlin, Germany.
Sopheap Pich works with a small team of assistants in his studio just outside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Since he turned from painting to sculpture in 2004, his materials have been bamboo and rattan. More recently he has started incorporating other materials such as burlap, beeswax and dirt into his sculptures, which are sometimes very large scale. When looking at his work, people often infer themes relating to the body, time and memory.
Robin Rimbaud, alias Scanner, is a composer whose work traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, creating absorbing, multilayered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991, he has been active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, including his albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998). Rimbaud lives in London.
Writer/Photographer/Arts & Culture Blogger
Zarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks is the writer and photographer for the website Dutch Girl in London, which she founded when she moved from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom. Inspired by the colorful, vibrant London art scene, she continues to capture this energetic city through articles and interviews, covering ground from contemporary dance, music, art and literature. She is currently working on a new collaborative project, developing connections between flamenco and electronic music. Rimbaud-Kadirbaks lives in London.
Alex Smith creates filmwork about the struggle to overcome one's demons, traumas and deficiencies in order to connect, grow, heal and be at peace. His films are often about choices that allow someone to become a good person, especially in the American West, in a way that subverts the cowboy mythos and the idea of shoot first, ask questions later; machoism; and violence as a path toward manhood. Smith lives in Woodstock, New York.
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson has worked in film and television for 35 years. Though she continues to work as an actor, she has turned her creative attention to writing. She is developing a script for a television series based on the novels of Dawn Powell, and is writing a set of songs for an upcoming musical collaboration. She writes about Mid-Century American women and songs that focus on women's voices. Wheeler-Nicholson lives in Woodstock, New York.
RESIDENCY 26: JUNE 5-JULY 7, 2017
Curator/Writer/Scholar, Collaborator with Will Rawls
RESIDENCY 28: SEPTEMBER 18-OCTOBER 20, 2017
Partnerships: The Rauschenberg Residency has partnerships with 3Arts (Chicago), Photolucida (Portland), and the Ford Family Foundation (OR) in order to expand our selection process and broaden our diversity.
Artist as Activist: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowship provides independent artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere with monetary grants over two years along with access to opportunities for professional advancement. Fellows are also invited to participate in the Rauschenberg Residency program.