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Anne Wilson Drawing Center performance

 

Anne Wilson, To Cross (Walking New York)

The Drawing Center, New York
Performance and sculpture (commission)

Public performances:
Sept 20, 21, 27, 28, Oct 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 26, Nov 1, 2, 2014
Pre-opening performances:
Sept 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18
Performed within exhibition Thread Lines, September 19 - December 14, 2014
Curator: Joanna Kleinberg Romanow
Catalog: Read Drawing Papers 118:  Thread Lines

After discovering that The Drawing Center’s SoHo building was originally built in 1866 for the Positive Motion Loom Company, Chicago-based artist Anne Wilson conceived of her latest site-specific performance that will use the main gallery’s four central columns as a weaving loom. Recalling the physical structure and operations of the loom itself, the piece’s four participants will “walk” around the twelve foot columns, carrying a spool of thread to form a standard weaving cross (a method used to keep warp threads in order). The durational performance, which will take place over the course of two months, will result in the fabrication of a five by thirty-four foot sculpture: a colorful cross composed of innumerable strands of thread.
- From The Drawing Center website

performance team To Cross (Walking New York)
Liene Bosquê, Linda Brooks Hirschman, Stormy Budwig, Crystal Gregory,  Susannah Dotson, Kate Harding, Hannah Hiaasen, Wei Hsinyen, Sara Jimenez, Robin Kang, Taylor McMahon, James Rich, Adam Liam Rose, Bailey Salisbury, Julián Segura, Angeli Sion, Erin Sweeny, Alex Tsocanos, Alisha Wessler, Sarah Williams, Anne Wilson, Julie Wright, Jayoung Yoon

project manager Alisha Wessler

filmmaker Mary Billyou

photography Performance Team, Anthony Atlas, Ryan Handt, Kate Harding, Lynne Heller, Hannah Hiaasen, Robin Kang, Taylor McMahon, Michael Oruch, Jose Andres Ramirez, Angeli Sion, Erin Sweeny, Alisha Wessler, Jayoung Yoon, Alexander Zak

research Daniella Algarate, Christie Carlson, Abbye Churchill, Maggie Grady, Adam Liam Rose

The artist thanks curator Joanna Kleinberg Romanow, The Drawing Center, and the following institutions and individuals for their significant contributions to this project:
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Mana Contemporary Chicago (practice space), Creative Motion Chicago, Lacey Whitaker (practice space), Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn and Manhattan, Dermond Peterson (performance furniture), Nancy Koenigsberg and the Textile Study Group of New York, Michael McGinn (movement training), Liz Collins, Annet Couenberg, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Grace Kubilius, Joan Livingstone, Heather MacKenzie, Christy Matson, John Paul Morabito, Mark Newport, Susan Peterson, Peter Power, Christine Tarkowski, Lisa Vinebaum, Charles Wilson, Theodora Zehner

selected reviews
New York Observer.pdf
Art in America.pdf
New York Times.pdf

BOTTOM-photo texts credits 1top

anne wilson walking thread in practice session for to cross (walking new york)
photography: daniella algarate, christie carlson

TOP-photo texts-credits page

photography: jose andres ramirez

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