DOUBLEPLUS: KAYLA HAMILTON + JERRON HERMAN
CURATED BY ALICE SHEPPARD
NOV 29 – DEC 1 AT 8:00 PM
GIBNEY 280 BROADWAY
DoublePlus embraces the artist-as-curator format to present three split-bill evenings featuring artists deserving of new or wider visibility, each curated by an established artist. The 2018 series is curated by Alice Sheppard, Kimberly Bartosik, and Kota Yamazaki.
Nearly Sighted/unearthing the dark
Nearly Sighted/unearthing the dark will explore the stories of disabled Black bodies throughout history and how their legacies extend far beyond time, colorlines, ability, and sexuality to bridge and impact intersectional discourses on said topics today. This movement exploration is a multi-sensory experience for the audience that delves deep into questions of what it means to see and be seen—as well as from whose lens we are doing the viewing. How does hearing and the idea of listening contrast with what is actually being heard; how is taste felt, while exploring the legacies we leave behind.
Phys. Ed. / aREST / Phys. Ed. BALANCE
P.E. is a social rite that profiles the prowess of youth, the abundance of strength. When this social rite is executed by a disabled body it performs prowess differently, yet as jubilantly. Referencing the typical exercises and pillars of it, Phys. Ed. will explore physical education through a revisionist lens and interpret unearthed movements from a hip disabled body. Compounding on notions of youth and grace, Phys. Ed. exercises both restraint and abandon, easily exhausting the performer until he decides otherwise. Phys. Ed. examines the sublime in the mundane.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Kayla Hamilton is an artist and educator based in Bronx, NY. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie-award cast of Skeleton Architecture curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa and dances with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances and Gesel Mason Performance Projects. Under the name K. Hamilton Projects, she self-produces collaborative performance works that focus on the intersection of race and disability and; organizes community events; and write arts integrated curriculum that focuses on bridging real-life skills and art. Kayla has been awarded the Dancing While Black Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant and Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Grant.
Jerron Herman is an interdisciplinary artist and principal member of Heidi Latsky Dance. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center, ADF, the Whitney Museum, and abroad in Athens. Jerron now serves on the Board of Trustees at Dance/USA and was profiled in Great Big Story. Jerron has also shot for Tommy Adaptive and consulted for Nike. He’s a Snug Harbor PASS artist and a finalist for the inaugural Apothetae/Lark Play Development Lab Fellowship in 2018. Jerron studied at Tisch School of the Arts and graduated from The King’s College. The New York Times has called him, “…the inexhaustible Mr. Herman.”
Photo of Jerron Herman by Daniel Kim; Photo of Kayla Hamilton by Travis Magee.
The accessible entrance for this location is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings. To access the elevator, attendees may be asked to provide a valid photo ID and go through building security, including a metal detector.
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