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Esplanade Annexe Studio
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“… one of the most original talents on the contemporary dance scene.” – The New York Times
“Driscoll has created a work of art that seems to reflect back upon its viewer like a mirror.” – The Oregonian
“Experiential training in how to inhabit this unbearable new world.” – Miriam Felton-Dansky
Hailed by The New York times as a “startlingly original talent”, choreographer Faye Driscoll presents her first exhibition—an intimate audio-based installation that invites you to Come On In.
Inspired by her performance trilogy Thank You For Coming, a series which summons, as she describes, “the unnamed forces that surge between the viewer and the viewed”, Come On In is designed as a space of gathering for visitors to encounter and carry forth this intangible connection.
Upon entering the carpeted area, you may choose a listening station, each featuring a soundtrack spoken by the artist herself. Driscoll’s voice offers a series of prompts similar to those she might give to a performer: a guided meditation unfolds with unanswerable questions about self and other, body and world, leading you through a choreographed experience into a private dance. You may also choose to observe as the installation transforms and finds fellow visitors becoming a series of slowly moving sculptures. The experience proposes the idea of the body as receiver and mediator of language, and invites us to inhabit the complexity of language and the ecosystem of the body.
Commissioned by Walker Art Center, Come On In has been exhibited at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and On the Boards in Seattle. This presentation in Singapore marks its first installation outside of the United States.
This production is presented as part of da:ns focus – Body Language, a weekend of programmes that examines the interplay between dance, the body, text and speech.
Conceived and Created by Faye Driscoll
Designed in Collaboration with Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin
Sound Engineer: Zachary Crumrine
Producer and Management: George Lugg
Commissioning & Support
Come On In was commissioned by Walker Art Center with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation and the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund.
Come On In is a project of Creative Capital.
Rich Bresnahan III, Technical Director at On the Boards
Advisory 16 (Some Strong Language and Mature Content)
You will be required to take off your shoes before entering the installation.
Come On In involves listening to audio tracks on provided headphones while laying down on a bed—laying down is not essential and visitors can either choose to observe the experience or participate by listening.
Faye Driscoll is a Doris Duke Award-winning performance maker who has been called a “startlingly original talent” by The New York Times and “a postmillenium postmodern wild woman” by The Village Voice.
She creates performances that activate the dynamic space between artist, performer, and audience. Often balancing poignancy and tenderness with irreverent wit and humour, Driscoll’s work examines the codes and structures that govern our behaviour, while invoking our shared power to question and shape these influences.
Driscoll is currently the Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Bessie award and the Jacob’s Pillow Artist Award among many others. Her work has been presented at Wexner Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, ICA/Boston, MCA Chicago and BAM, and internationally at Theater Bremen (Unusual Symptoms), Kunstenfestivaldesarts, La Biennale di Venezia, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Melbourne Festival, Belfast International Arts Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens and Centro de Arte Experimental in Buenos Aires.
Driscoll also choreographs for plays and films, including the Broadway production of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men, and Josephine Decker’s award-winning feature films Madeline’s Madeline and The Sky is Everywhere.
5 May 2023, Fri
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